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n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.

Folk Song

a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture


words or phrases that a group of people shout or sing again and again


a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)찬송가


a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet. Like the poet in Odysseus who made him cry.


A fourteen line lyric poem


a mournful poem, especially one lamenting the dead


a short poem with a clever twist at the end or a concise and witty statement


words that are written or said about a dead person, especially words on a gravestone


a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way


a kind of light or humorous verse, follows a pattern, and has five lines


humorous or satirical mimicry, a work which imitates another in a ridiculous manner

dramatic lyric

a lyric poem in which emotions and feeling are attributed to an imaginary character


A work of literature dealing with rural life


It is a three-line Japanese poem, usually about nature. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables.

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