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two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one


a figure of speech in which a person, abstraction, or entity is addressed as if it were present


the repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry or prose

Blank Verse

a line of poetry of prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter


a strong pause withing a line or verse

Closed form

a type of structure in poetry characterized by regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, line length, and metrical pattern


a pair of rhymed lines


a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones


the omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry


a run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one to the next

Falling Meter

dactyl is an example of this meter


a metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables


an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one


the measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems


a figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea (the White House; the Crown)


eight-line stanza

Rising Meter

anapest is an example of this meter


the analysis of Metrical foot, the pattern of stressed an unstressed syllables


a six line unit of verse


a metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables


a division or unit of a poem that is repeated int the same form


a figure of speech in which a part is substituted for the whole (all hands on deck)


the grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue


an accented syllable followed by an unaccented one


the place at which a distinct turn of thought occurs

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