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Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Meter that is composed of feet that are short-short-long or unaccented-unaccented-accented, usually used in light or whimsical poetry, such as limerick.
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
A natural pause, a break in a line of poetry, usually indicated by a punctuation mark. Eg. "When will the bell ring, and end this weariness?"
A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem.
a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed three syllables
A word at the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line
A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.
A metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables.
A common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable.
unstressed, unstressed, stressed
A line of verse consisting of three metrical feet.
a verse line having four metrical feet
6 feet per line
7 feet per line
8 feet per line
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
A pair of rhymed, iambic pentameter lines.
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
Repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem.
the regular or random occurrence of sounds in poetry
rhyme that is not exact Emily Dickenson used it
A foot consisting of two stressed syllables ("dead set"), but is not a sustained metrical foot and is used mainly for variety or emphasis.
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit; a division of a poem that is often referred to as a "paragraph of poetry"
A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by one unaccented syllable
A single metrical line of poetry, or poetry in general (as opposed to prose).
A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style. The Anonymous medieval ballad, "Barbara Allan," exemplifies the genre.
a main section of a long poem
A type of poem in which a speaker addresses a silent listener. As readers, we overhear the speaker in a dramatic monologue.
A lyric poem that laments the dead.
A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
A japanese form of poetry, consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables
A five line poem in which lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
A type of poetry that explores the poet's personal interpretation of and feelings about the world.
A poem that tells a story
8 lines of poetry
A lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject. formal
A poem set in tranquil nature or even more specifically, one about shepherds.
6 six-line stanzas ending with tercet; last words of each line in 1st stanza are repeated as last words in next stanza
3 line stanza
A fixed form of lyric poetry that consists of fourteen lines, usually written in iambic pentameter. There are two basic types of sonnets, the Italian and the English
A 19 line form using only two rhymes and repeating two of the lines according to a set pattern
4 line stanza
7 line stanza