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  1. A four-line stanza in a poem.
  2. Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality. In verbal irony a speaker says one thing but means the opposite. In situational irony what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected or appropriate. Dramatic irony occurs when the reader or the audience knows something important that a character does not know.
  3. A generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.
  4. A three-line stanza
  5. Two consecutive lines of poetry that form a unit, often emphasized by rhythm or rhyme.
  6. Repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines. Though refrains are usually associated with poetry and songs, they are sometimes used in prose especially in speeches. Refrains create rhythm and may also build suspense or emphasize important words or ideas.

5 True/False questions

  1. BalladThe grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue. Normal syntax is: subject, verb, object.


  2. RhythmRepetition 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. Lyric PoetryA three-line stanza


  4. StanzaGroup of consecutive lines that form a single unit in a poem.


  5. UnderstatementA three-line stanza