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English- Poetry vocab

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tercet
a three line stanza.
epic
a long dignified narrative poem, which gives the account of a hero important to his nation or race
stanza
consists of a grouping of lines set off by a space, that usually has a set pattern of meter and rhyme
fixed form
a poem that can be categorized by the patterns of tis lines, meter, rhymes, and stanzas
ode
elaborate lyric verse, which deals seriously with a dignified theme
Lyric
(subjective) reflective poetry with regular rhyme scheme and meter which reveals the poet's thoughts and feelings to create a single, unique impression
blank verse
unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter
elegy
a poem of lament, meditating on the death of an individual
quatrain
4 line stanza
Rhyme scheme
pattern of end rhymes
ballad
simple, narrative verse, which tells a sotry to be sung or recited
petrarchan sonnet
developed in Italy
triplet
3 lines that rhyme
dramatic monologue
a lyric poem in which the speaker addresses himself to the persons around him; his speech deals with a dramatic moment in his life and manifests his character
Narrative
objective verse, which relates a story or narrative
sonnet
a popular literary form in English since the 16th century when it was adopted from Italian sonnetto "little song"
couplet
2 lines usually rhyme
free verse
poems that do not conform to established patterns of meter, rhyme, and stanza. TheY DO NOT LACK FORM
shakespearian
developed in england

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