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Poetry Terms

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iamb/ iambic foot
curve, dash
trochee/ trochaic foot
dash, curve
anapest/ anapestic foot
curve, curve, dash
dactyl/dactylic foot
dash, curve, curve
spondee/spondaic foot
dash dash
monosyllabic foot
dash
masculine ending
the usual ending on the iambic foot
masculine rhyme
rhyme on the last syllable of a line, the most common rhyme in english
feminine ending
an extra unstressed syllable at the end of a metrical line
feminine rhyme
a rhyme of both the stressed and unstressed syllables of one feminine ending with another
meter
the measured pulse of poetry, gives poetry rythm
monometer
1 foot
dimeter
2 feet
trimeter
3 feet
tetrameter
4 feet
pentameter
5 feet
hexameter
6 feet
heptameter
7 feet (rare)
octameter
8 feet
monostich
1 line stanza
couplet
2 line stanza
tercet
3 line stanza
quatrain
4 line stanza
quintain
5 line stanza
sestet
6 line stanza
septet
7 line stanza
octave
8 line stanza
most common # of lines in stanza
quatrain (4)
rhyme scheme
pattern of rhyming
rising meter & what line at beg
last syllable of foot stressed-curve
falling meter & what line at beg
beginning of foot stressed-dash
pyrrhic foot
curve, curve
olfactory imagery
smell
organic imagery
internal sensation
kinesthetic imagery
movement
synecdoche
using a part to describe a whole
apostrophe
adresses subject of poet
cacophony
harsh letters, d, t, k
euphony
soft letters, m, l,s
triple rhyme
last three syllables rhyme
two successive rhyming verses completing a thought
heroic couplet
three line stanza with interwoven rhyme scheme
terza rhyme
five line stanza, AABBA
limerick
four line stanza, ABCB
ballad
seven line stanza, ABABBCC
royal rime
italian stanza
ottava rima
nine line stanza
spenserian
14 line stanza in iambic pentameter
sonnet
14 line stanza
petrarchan
14 line quatrain and couplet
shakespearean
3 classifications of poems
narrative, lyric, dramatic
epic
long, speaking of hero
metrical romance
adventure, romantic
metrical tale
narrative told in first person
ballad
sung, repeated chorus
folk ballad
passed down orally
elegy
death, lamenting poem
ode
long, serious poem
sonnet
about love
complaint
loss of love
opera
poetry to music
musical comedy
pop entertainment
dramatic monologue
single character speaking to audience
dramatic dialogue
conversation shared through poetic format