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a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentameter and written in an elevated style
a rhyme in which the sounds are similar, but not exact, as in home and come or close and lose
a line of verse that ends in a full pause, usually indicated by a mark of punctuation.
a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee
a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
a short poem of fixed form, written in tercets, usually five in number, followed by a final quatrain, all being based on two rhymes.
6 six-line stanzas ending with tercet; last words of each line in 1st stanza are repeated as last words in next stanza
poetry that uses the appearance of the verse lines on the page to suggest or imitate the poem's subject
open poetic form
poetic form free from regularity and consistency in elements such as rhyme, line length, and metrical form
a seven-line stanza of iambic pentameter rhymed ababbcc, used by Chaucer and other medieval poets.
a social and artistic movement of the 1950's stressing unrestrained literary self expression and nonconformity with the mainstream culture
an Italian form of iambic verse consisting of eleven-syllable lines arranged in tercets, the middle line of each tercet rhyming with the first and last lines of the following tercet
A verse form that uses alliteration as one of the major organizing principles of a poetic line.
a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror
idea that human beings simply exist, have no higher purpose, and must exist and choose their actions for themselves
any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material
a complex sentence in which the main clause comes last and is preceded by the subordinate clause
a complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
The satire is expressed through a narrative and characters are ridiculed by what they say and do.
a story telling comic incidents of ordinary life usually with blunt realism and earthy humor
a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
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