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a narrative that has a refrain (a repeated stanza, also called a chorus) - abab, a lines are tetrameter, b lines are trimeter
a reference to an item out of the realm of the poem, such as a reference to a greek myth or a song or the Koran
abab bcbc c (for a Spencerian stanz the 1st 8 lines are written in iambic pentameter and the last line is an alexandrine, a 6 foot line)
Italian (petrarchan) Sonnet
abba abba cdd cee (sometimes last stanza is cde), octave, turn, sestest, ABOUT LOVE
Shakespearean (english) Sonnet
abab cdcd efef gg, octave, the turn, sestets, final couplet, ANY subject
a five foot line of unstressed and stressed syllables, closest thing to natural speech. unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
no external or obvious pattern is followed (not necessarily concerned with stanza sizes, number of syllables, stresses, or rhyme)
the recurrence of a sound (most often at the end of line) in which at least one syllable sound is repeated in 2 or more words
author's attitude toward subject and audience via the overall effect of the diction and other elements, such as choice of subject, design, etc. of the poem
specific word choice to create a specific effect. EX: Hush! Be quiet! Shut up!/ Cold frigidity iciness wintriness/ Love adoration tenderness passion friendship
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