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skule skerry
an uninhabited island in the orkney archipelago
ballad
a type of poetry; a poem that tells a story and is meant to be sung
lass
a girl
line
used in poetry; may be organized into stanzas
maiden
an unmarried woman; young woman
poetry
type of writing that uses rhyme, rhythm, and colorful language to give the reader a special feeling
rhyme
when a poet uses a pattern of words that have the same ending sound; rich/stitch/pitch are examples
selkie
an imaginary creature who takes the form of a seal in the sea, but removes the sealskin to appear human on land
skerry
a small, low-lying isle; often covered with grass
stanza
a group of lines in a poem; lines go together like sentences in a paragraph