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a reality of thought or emotion inside the poet that helps produce or explain the poem
Poems that are usually short to moderate in length and reveal a poet's perspective on a narrow subject or theme.
Can be found in long poems whose length allows the poet at various points to employ any number of the standard contracts.
A formal poem of fourteen lines, composed in a strict closed form, usually employing lines of ten syllables
*English and Italian forms
~English Version ends with a rhymed couplet
A lyric poem with the sound of a song. Generally have a narrative strain and have lines with alrernating rhymes and sound like songs.
A poem that communicates its message through the used of imagery, language dedicated to the senses, with ideas dependent upon the images.
A poem that communicates ideas largely through the language of abstraction, language directer toward the logical rather than the sensual.
The central insight of the work; centeral perception about the life of man or his environment. This is the poet's centeral observation.
A reference to other literature or history
(The Bible, Shakespeare, and Mythology are special sources of allusion in the Western world)
Rhymes that are end of the line consonance, that is, rhyme in the consonant sound only.
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