Poetry Terms

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Created Nov 19, 2010
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Two ryhming lines, often comes at end
 
Couplet
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Shows where stress is placed on words
 
Accents
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Section of a peom grouping a series of lines together, usually with a recurring patter of rhyme/meter
 
Stanza
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Running over of a sentence from one line to another so that closely related words fall in different...
 
Enjambment
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Poetry written in either rhyme or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern
 
Free Verse
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An example is "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways"
 
Caesura
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Shorter, final stanza of a poem
 
Envoy
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Stressed, unstressed
 
Trochee
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The repeition of similar vowel sounds
 
Assonance
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Instructive or teaching poem
 
Didactic
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In a poem, lines that end with a period, common, colon, semicolon, or question mark
 
End-stopped
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Unstressed, stressed
 
Iambic
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Unstressed, unstressed, stressed; Poe writes the majority of poems in this scheme
 
Anapest
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Stressed, Stressed
 
Spondee
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Units of measurement used in poetry
 
Foot
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A poem that consists of 14 lines, usually has conventional rhyme scheme
 
Sonnet
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A sad poem about the death of someone
 
Elegy
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Beowulf would be an example of this
 
Epic
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Poem (or stanza) consisting of four lines. Lines 2 and 4 rhyme and have a similar number of...
 
Quatrain
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A poem that depicts rural life in a peaceful, romanticized way.
 
Pastoral
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Inscription on a tomb written to praise the deceased
 
Epitaph
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Poetry with five lines, similar to a haiku. Line 1 has one word (the title). Line 2 has two...
 
Cinquain.
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Poetry that holds the principles and ideas of beauty that are characteristics of Gree and Roman...
 
Classicism
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Lengthy lyric poem typicall of a serious tone and has elevated style and formal stanza structure.
 
Ode
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Has a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg
 
Skakespearean

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