Study Notes fore Final Exam (Poetry)

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Study Notes fore Final Exam (Poetry)
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  1. Caesura:
    A break, especially a sense pause, usually near the middle of a verse, and marked in scansion by a double vertical line, as in know then thyself. presume not god to scan.
  2. Rhyme scheme:
    The pattern of rhyme between lines of a poem or song. it is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme. The Inferno, by Dante has a terza rima rhyme scheme.
  3. Couplet:
    Two successive rhymed lines that are equal in length. Although the Inferno, by Dante is written with Tercet, he ends each canto with a couplet.
  4. Terza Rima:
    A system of interlaced tercets linked by common rhymes: ABA BCB CEC etc.
  5. Repetition:
    Words, sounds, phrases, lines, or elements of syntax may repeat within a poem. Sometimes, repetition can enhance an element of meaning, but at other times it can dilute or dissipate meaning. The biblical story of Ruth and the Psalms have examples of phrase being repeated, although repeated slightly differently, in order to create emphasis. Psalm 19:4 "Their voice carries throughout the earth, their words to the end of the world."
  6. Haiku:
    A major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.
  7. Tanka:
    a Japanese poem verse, written in 17 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.
  8. Parallelism (Parallel structure):
    The use of similar grammatical structures or word orderĀ in two sentences or phrases to sgges a comparison or contrast between them. Ruth 1:16 "... For wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God." Lincoln's Gettysburg address; "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
  9. Stanza:
    Poetry generally is divided into lines of verse. A grouping of lines, equivalent to a paragraph in prose, is called a stanza. Line breaks are normally used to separate stanzas from one another.
  10. Canto:
    From Latin cantus "song." One of the main or larger divisions of a long poem. The Inferno, by Dante, the main sections of the pome are separated into cantos.

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