17 terms

Elements of a Story

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Basic Plot
More detailed plot aspects
Internal/External Conflict, complication, suspense, crisis
Point of View
tone
Examples: joyful, serious, humorous, sad, threatening, formal, informal, pessimistic, and optimistic
STANZA in a Poem
a group of lines in a poem
Meter in a poem
rhythmic structure of a verse, patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
example
Ty ger | Ty ger | burning| bright
In the| for ests |of the| night
Punctuation in a Poem
End-stopping is when there is punctuation—of any kind—at the end of a line. Enjambment is when the line does not end in punctuation and so runs on to the next line. Caesura (say-ZHUR-ra, where zh is the s in "pleasure") is when there is some kind of pause, usually indicated by punctuation, in the middle of the line
Assonance
Assonance occurs when vowels are repeated in words that are close to each other.
Limerick
14 lines. All sonnets have 14 lines which can be broken down into four sections called quatrains.

Short, humorous five line poem with rhyming pattern AABBA.
Haiku
17 Syllables in 3 lines: 5, 7, 5
Sonnett
14 lines. All sonnets have 14 lines which can be broken down into four sections called quatrains.

A strict rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet is ABAB (Subject) / CDCD (Theme) / EFEF (Theme) / GG (conclusion)
Elegy
a mournful poem / a lament for the dead
Couplet
Narrative Poem
a poem that tells a story
Free verse poem
an open form (see Poetry analysis) of poetry. It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any other musical pattern. It thus tends to follow the rhythm of natural speech
Concrete Poem
a poem with a shape that suggests its subject.
Lyrical Poem
Lyric poems typically express personal or emotional feelings and is traditionally the home of the present tense.[1] They have specific rhyming schemes and are often, but not always, set to music or a beat.