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subjective, reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme and meter which reveals poet's thoughts and feelings to create a single, unique impression.
non-dramatic, objective verse with regular rhyme scheme and meter which relates a story or narrative.
three quatrains and concluding couplet in iambic pentameter, rhyming abab cdcd efef gg or abba cddc effe gg.
an octave and sestet, between which a break in thought occurs. The traditional rhyme scheme is abba abba cde cde.
a long, dignified narrative poem which gives the account of a hero important to his nation or race.
a lyric poem in which the speaker addresses himself to persons around him; his speech deals with a dramatic moment in his life and manifests his character.
simple, narrative verse which tells a story to be sung or recited; the folk ballad is anonymously handed down, while the literary ballad has a single author.
french verse form, strictly calculated to appear simple and spontaneous; five tercets and a final quatrain, rhyming aba aba aba aba aba abaa. Lines 1,6,12,18 and 3,9,15,19 are refrain.
general category of poetry written to entertain, such as lyric poetry, epigrams, and limericks. It can also have a serious side, as in parody or satire.
Japanese verse in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, often depicting a delicate image.
humorous nonsense-verse in five anapestic lines rhyming aaba, a-lines being trimeter, and b-lines dimeter.
an extra unaccented syllable at the ending of a line after the regular meter ends (opposite of anacrusis)
old spelling of rhyme, which is the repetition of like sounds at regular intervals, employed in versification, the writing of verse
pattern of rhymes within a unit of verse; in analysis, each end rhyme-sound is represented by a letter
rhyme in which only the last, accented syllable of the rhyming words correspond exactly in sound; most common kind of end rhyme
rhyme in which two consecutive syllables of the rhyme-words correspond, the first syllable carrying the accent; double rhyme
the use of compatible, harmonious sounds in close conjunction for effect; opposite of euphony
figure of speech which makes a direct comparison of two unlike objects by identification or substitution
the substitution of a word which relates to the object or person to be named, in place of the name itself
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