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  1. Group of consecutive lines that form a single unit in a poem.
  2. Repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem. The most common type of rhyme, end rhyme, occurs at the end of lines.
  3. Poetry that expresses a speaker's emotions or thoughts and does not tell a story.
  4. Musical quality in language, produced by repetition. Rhythm occurs naturally in all forms of spoken and written language. Poems written in meter create rhythm by strict pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. Writers can also create rhythm by repeating grammatical structures, by using pauses, by varying line lengths, and by balancing long and short words or phrases.
  5. The grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue. Normal syntax is: subject, verb, object.
  6. The way an author chooses words, arranges them in sentences or in lines of dialogue or verse, and develops ideas and actions with descriptions, imagery, and other literary techniques.

5 True/False questions

  1. Closed FormA type of form or structure in poetry characterized by regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, line length, and metrical pattern.


  2. Open FormA type of structure or form in poetry characterized by freedom from regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, line length, metrical pattern, and overall poetic structure. (Free verse)


  3. TercetA generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.


  4. UnderstatementA three-line stanza


  5. BalladA narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style. Song or song-like poem that tells a story. Ballads often tell stories that have tragic endings. Most ballads have a regular pattern of rhythm and rhyme and use simple language and repetition. Generally they have a refrain-lines or words repeated at regular intervals.