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Poetry Quiz 1

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The Verse form
lines of poetry
The Craft
The poetic techniques.
The Sound/ Rhythm
Meter
word
In a poem, Every _______ is important.
The Command of the Craft
Essential to good poetry. (craft
Universal themes
Subject matter of poetry relies heavily on timeless, _________
Stanza
A series of lines grouped together and separated by an empty line
Couplet
2 lines
Tercet
3 lines
Quatrain
4 lines
Cinquain
5 lines
Sestet (sexain)
6 lines
Septet
7 lines
Octave
8 lines
Lyric Form
It is any poem with one speaker (not necessarily the poet) who express strong thoughts and feelings
- most modern poems are in this form.
Narrative form
It is a poem that tells a story.
Descriptive form
Describes the world that surrounds the speaker.
Meter
A pattern of stressed and un-stressing syllables of poetry
Scansion
finding meter by scanning the lines.
Iamb
U/
Trochee
/U
Anapest
UU/
Dactyl
/UU
Spondee
//
Iamb
metrical foot
Blank verse
has rhythm, but no rhyme
Free verse
has neither rhythm nor rhyme
Alliteration
- Repetition of a constant sound at the beginning of or within words.
- It is used to create a melody, set a mood, highlight an important word (or line)
Assonance
Repeating vowl sounds
Onomatopoeia
Use words that mimic sounds.
Meant to reflect the actual sound
Repetition
Repeating words or phrases to emphasize key thematic ideas.
Parallel structure
A form of repetition where the order of verbs and nouns repeated.
Simile
comparison using "like or "as"
Metaphor
comparison WITHOUT using "like" or "as"
Hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
Personification
giving human characteristic to non-human things.
Imagery
creates a picture in readers mind. appeal to senses.
Synecdoche
A form of metaphor, which in mentioning an important part signifies the whole
Monometer
1 foot
Dimeter
2 feet
Trimeter
3 feet
Tetrameter
4 feet
Pentameter
5 feet
Hexameter
6 feet