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Couplet

Stanza with 2 lines

Tercet

Stanza with 3 lines

Quatrain

Stanza with 4 lines

Cinquain

Stanza with 5 lines

Sestet

Stanza with 6 lines

Rime royal

Stanza with 7 lines

Ottava rima

Stanza with 8 lines

Spenserian stanza

Stanza with 9 lines

Sonnet

Stanza with 14 lines

Monometer

1ft meter

Dimeter

2ft meter

Trimeter

3ft meter

Tetrameter

4ft meter

Pentameter

5ft meter

Hexameter

6ft meter

Heptameter

7ft meter

Octameter

8ft meter

Lyric

Tell's the author's thoughts/feelings

Narrative

Tells a story in long stanzas

Ballad

Narrative poem meant to be sung, 4 lines, rhymes and has a chorus

Haiku

Japanese poem that follows 575

Limerick

Irish poem consisting of 5 lines, meant to be funny

Sonnet

14 lines with particular rhyme, contrast of 2 different ideas, beliefs, emotions

English sonnet

Like Shakespeare(a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g) meter is imbic pentameter

Blank verse

Has meter but no rhyme

Free verse

No meter or rhyme

iamb

Unstressed, stressed (/x)

Trachee

Stresses, unstressed (x/)

Spondee

Metrical foot consisting of two equally stressed syllables (xx)

Stanza

Several lines/verses together that follow the same pattern in rhyme, meter, or number of lines

Verse

A line of poetry where a line is broken to move on to the next, is a meaningful decision

Slant rhyme

When words are similar in sound but don't rhyme exactly

True rhyme

When words rhyme exactly

Enjabment

When the poet turns the line in an illogical place so the continous stream of thoughts is interrupted and the reader is propelled into the next line in order to the meaning or missing part