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lyric
subjective, reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme with own emotion and feeling
narrative
nondramatic, objective verse with regular rhyme scheme which relates a story of narrative without emotion
sonnet
a 14-line verse
Shakespearean (English) sonnet
3 quatrains and concluding couplet in iambic pentameter (abab cdcd efef gg OR abba cddc effe gg)
Spenserian sonnet
abab bcbc cdcd ee
ode
elaborate lyric verse with a serious theme
blank verse
unrhymed lines with iambic pentameter
free verse
unrhymed lines without regular rhythm
epic
a long, serious narrative poem which gives the account of a hero
dramatic monologue
lyric poem which reveals a dramatic moment and reveals the authors character
elegy
a poem of lament, about a death
ballad
a simple narrative verse which is to be sung or recited
idyll
lyric poetry describing life of a shepard
villanelle
a French verse form that is simple and spoontaneous with five tercets and a final quatrain, aba aba aba aba aba abaa
light verse
poetry written to entertain which can have a serious side, such as parody or satire
haiku
a Japanese verse in 3 lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables depicting a delicate image
limerick
humorous verse in five anapestic lines (aabba)
meter
poetry's rhythm
feet
the measurement for meter
iambic
u /
trochaic
/ u
anapestic
u u /
dactyllic
/ u u
spondaic
/ /
pyrrhic
u u
monometer
one foot
dimeter
two feet
trimeter
three feet
tetrameter
four feet
pentameter
five feet
hexameter
six feet
heptameter
seven feet
octometer
eight feet
scansion
the analysis of elements to determine meter
stanzas
the "paragraphs" of poetry
2-lined stanza
couplet
tercet
3-lined stanza
quatrain
4-lined stanza
cinquain
5-lined stanza
caesura
a pause in the meter or rhythm of a line
enjambement
a run-on line, continuing into the next with puncuation
rime
old spelling of rhyme (repetition of like sounds at regular intervals)
end rhyme
rhyme at the ends of verse lines
internal rhyme
rhymes within a line of verse
rhyme scheme
the pattern of rhymes with a unit of verse
masculine rhyme
rhyme in which ONLY the last syllable of the rhyming words sounds similar
feminine rhyme
rhyme in which 2 consecutive syllables sounds similar, a double rhyme
half (slant) rhyme
imperfect rhyme
assonance
repetition of 2 or more vowel sounds in a line
consonance
repetition of 2 or more consonant sounds within a line
alliteration
the repetition of one or more initial sounds
onomatopoeia
the use of words whose sounds suggest its meaning
euphony
the use of harmonious sounds to produce a pleasing effect
cacophony
the use inharmonious sounds in close conjunction for effect