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a repeated sound, word, phrase, line, or group of lines


a group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit


most poetry contains one or more symbols meant to stand for something


pair of rhymed lines.


4 line stanza - most common in English language


the BEAT of the poem. One way poets create rhythm is through METER.


regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.

Rhyme scheme

Pattern of rhymes which gives structure to the poem.

Free Verse

Poetry without a regular meter. May or may not rhyme. Poets want to capture the natural rhythms of conversation.

Blank Verse

UN rhymed iambic pentameter with meter.

Iambic Pentameter

Five stressed syllables per line.

end rhymes

are used in most poems

internal rhyme

When rhymes occur within lines

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