Poetry.txt

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poetry vocab for honors english
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  1. Refrain
    A phrase, verse, or group of verses repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem, especially at the end of each stanza
  2. Rhyme
    Correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
  3. End rhyme
    Rhyme occurring at the ends of verse lines
  4. Internal Rhyme
    Rhyme that occurs within a line of verse
  5. Setting
    Time and place in which a play, book, movie, etc. takes place
  6. Situation
    Describes what is going on within the setting (usually dynamic, telling a story of how characters interact with each other, or with the setting)
  7. Speaker
    Someone who expresses in language
  8. Stanza
    A fixed number of lines of berse forming a unit of a poem
  9. Iambic
    A verse consisting of iambs (rhythmic arrangement of syllables with stressed and unstressed syllables)
  10. Foot
    A group of two or three syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  11. Blank Verse
    Unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
  12. Free Verse
    Unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
  13. Heroic Couplet
    A couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentameter and written in an elevated style
  14. Epic
    A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  15. Haiku
    A terse and witty Japanese berse form of three short lines
  16. Limerick
    A humorous verse form of five anapestic (two short syllables followed by a long one) lines with a rhyme scheme: aa bba
  17. Lyric
    A short poem of songlike quality
  18. Sonnet-Shakespearean
    The sonnet form used by Shakespeare, composed of three quatrains and a terminal couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern: abab cdcd efef gg

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