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Literature - Types of Stanzas

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couplet
a two line stanza
tercet
three line stanza (also triplet)
triplet
three line stanza (also tercet)
quatrain
four line stanza
cinquain
five line stanza
sestet
six line stanza
septet
seven line stanza
octave
eight line stanza
scansion
to measure the rhyme and meter of a poem as you read it
sonnet and ode
Two classic forms of poetry
sonnet
14 line poem in iambic pentameter
ode
a philosophical meditative poem
ballad and epic
two types of narrative poems
ballad
a story told in song
epic
a long narrative poem celebrating heros in grand ceremonic style
narrative, lyric and unrhymed poetry
what are 3 verse forms?
lyric poetry
any short poem expressing mood or feeling of a single speaker
blank verse and free verse
types of unrhymed poetry
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
free verse
poetry with irregular line length, no rhyme and no regular meter
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