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Poetry Terms & Techniques: Part 2

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Structure of a Poem
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verse
-a single line of poetry
refrain
-verse(s) which repeat(s) through out a song or poem at given intervals
meter
- a pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of poetry
free verse
- poetry composed of either rhymed or un-rhymed lines that have set no meter
rhyme
- a repeated end sound;
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internal rhyme
- words that rhyme that are NOT at the end of the line
external rhyme
- words that rhyme that ARE at the end of a line
rhyme scheme
- pattern of rhymes in a poem . rhyme is usually referred to by letters representing the rhyming words
Example
I saw a fairy in the wood. (a)
He was all dressed in green. (b)
He drew his sword while I just stood. (a)
And realized I'd been seen. (b)
stanza
- a section of lines that form a division in a poem
quatrain
- a stanza or poem of four lines
Punctuation of Poems
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capitalize
- capitalize the first word of each line
indent
- if a line is too long to fit on one line, indent the overflow and do not capitalize
punctuate
- punctuate a poem the way you want the reader to read it