14 terms

elements of poetry part 1

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ballad
simple, narrative verse which tells a story to be sung or recited
blank verse
unrhymed lines of iambic pantameter
dramatic monologue
a lyric poem in which the speaker addresses himself to persons around him
elegy
a poem of lament, meditating on the death of someone
epic
a long, dignified narrative poem which gives the account of a hero important to his nation or race
free verse
unrhymed lines without a regular rhythm
haiku
japanese verse five seven five
idyll
lyric poetry describing the life of the shepard in pastoral, bucolic, idealistic terms
lyric
subjective, reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme and meter which reveals the poets thoughts and feelings to create a single, unique impression
narrative
non dramatic, objective verse with regular rhyme scheme and meter which relates a story or narrative
ode
elaborate lyric verse which deals seriously with a dignified scheme
sestina
six six linestanzas and a three line envoy
sonnet
rigid 14-line verse form, with variable structure and rhyme scheme according to type
villanelle
fixed nineteen line form employing only two rhymes and repeating two of the lines according to a set pattern.