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language arranged in lines with a regular rhythm and often w/ a definite rhyme scheme
Poetry
the repetition of accented vowel sounds & all succeeding sounds in words that appear close together in verse
rhyme
the sounds of the accented vowels correspond exactly
exact rhyme
repeats sounds w/in the lines of verse
internal rhyme
a pair of successive rhymed lines poetry
couplet
the repetition of consonant sounds in a group of words close together
alliteration
the repetition of vowel sounds in a group of words
assonance
placed the rhyme sound at the end of the line of verse
end rhyme
the pattern of rhymes in a stanza or poem
rhyme scheme
the reappearance of a word, phrase, or stanza in any literary work
repetition
1 or more words or phrases that are repeated regularly in a poem, usually at the end of each stanza
refrain
the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables
rhythm
the regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse
meter
consists of 1 stressed syllable and 1 or more unstressed syllables
metrical foot
poetic lines written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
blank verse
poetry that doesn't have a fixed line length, stanza form, or rhyme scheme
free verse
basic meter in english; has five iambs
iambic pentameter
an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable
iamb
group of related lines that forms a division of a poem or a song
stanza
a lyric poem having 14 rhymed lines, usually written in iambic pentameter
sonnet
group of 4 lines of verse which are unified in thought and sometimes in rhyme
quatrains
first 8 lines of a petrarchan sonnet
octave
the final 6 lines of a petrarchan sonnet
sestet
poem that tells a story
narrative poem
a long narrative poem that centers on a single important character
epic
originate as anonymous songs & are passed on orally before being written down
folk ballad
narrative poem that depends on regular verse patterns & strong rhymes for its effects
ballad
composed by a known writer
literary ballad
a 4-line stanza w/ the 2nd and 4th lines rhyming
ballad stanza
certain practicesor methods that are accepted by a reader even though they are not realistic
conventions
poetry in which one or more characters speak
dramatic poetry
monologue that constitutes the entire poem
dramatic monologue
verse which focuses on the emotions or thoughts of the speaker
lyric poem
figure of speech that uses exaggeration or overstatement for effect
hyperbole
speech that is favored by the usages of particular region or groups
dialect
a word that is not commonly used today
archaic word