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27 terms

poetry

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anapest
a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
dactyl
a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
iamb
a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
trochee
a metrical unit with stressed-stressed-unstressed syllables
spondee
a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
pyrrhic
a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
molossus
verse foot of three long syllables
amphibrach
a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., 'remember')
cretic (amphimacer)
stress, unstress, stress
choriamb
a metrical unit with stressed-two unstressed syllables-stressed syllables
chant royal
ab ab cc dd edE
cinquain
ababb
clerihew
aabb
couplet
aa
enclosed rhyme
abba
limerick
aabba
monorhyme
aaa...
ottava rima
abababcc
rhyme royal
ababbcc
rondelet
AbAabbA
rubaiyat
aaba
scottish stanza
aaabab
tanaga
aaaa
terza rima
aba bcb cdc
triplet
aaa...bbb...
villanelle
A1bA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 ab A2 abA1A2
sestina
abcdef faebdc cfdabe ecbfad deacfb bdfeca