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Prosody
the systematic analysis of the elements of meter, rhyme, and speech-sound patterns and effects in poetry
meter
regualer recurrence of a quantifiable pattern of speech-sounds of a language
rhythm
the pattern of stresses in a stream of speech-sounds
foot
the combination of stressed and unstressed sounds that form a unit repeated within a poetic line
Iamb
unstressed, stressed
trochee
stressed, unstressed
anapest
two unstressed then stressed
dactyl
stressed followed by two unstressed
spondee
two stressed
pyrrhic
two unstressed
masculine rhyme
repeated final stressed ryllable at then end of poetic lines
feminie rhyme
repeated stressed syllable and subsequent unstressed syllable at the end of a poetic line
assibabce
repitition of identical or similar vowel sounds in a sequence of words
opnomatopoeia
a word or group of words whose sound resembles the sound denoted. also a group of words that achieve the effect or experience of whatever is described
sonnet
a short poem consisting of 14 lines or iambic pentameter linked by a complex shyme scheme. "italian" octave and sestet; "english"sonnets usually break into 3 quatrains and a couplet