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form of stately and elaborate lyrical verse, in a meditative nature


speaker or voice of a literary work who is doing the talking

rhyme scheme

pattern established by the arrangement of rhymes in a stanze or poem


fixed form consisting of fourteen line of 5-foot iambic verse at times following a strict rhyme schem


to place emplasis on a syllable or word in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern


unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds; influence rhythm of a language, prosody, poetic meter, and stress patterns


graphical, writtern, vocal or physical object which represents more complex object


artistically satisfying equilibrium or opposing forces in a poem


central idea, topic of didactic quality or a work


author's attitude in style/expression toward the subject


the overall mood of the poem itself

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