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Poetry Terms and Types
Transcript of Poetry Terms and Types
Types of Poetry
the repetition of final consonant sounds
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DU
recurring phrase or verse especially at the end of each stanza or division
the repetition of vowel sounds with different consonant sounds
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
a regular pattern of rhyming words
grind, pound, bland, send, etc.
grand, grass, plant, sad, etc.
the rhythmic structure of a verse or lines of verse; a pattern of beats; stressed and unstressed syllables
the poet's/writer's attitude toward his or her audience and subject
happy, optimistic, pessimistic, serious, sarcastic, etc.
feeling created in the reader by words and descriptions the literary work; the atmosphere of a literary work; it creates an emotional situation that surrouds the readers; can be developed through setting, theme, tone and diction
the voice of the poet and/or writer
An "iamb" is an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one; "penta" means "five"; and "meter" refers to a regular pattern. So, "iambic pentameter" is a rhythmic pattern that consist of five iambs per line.
Most common rhythm in English poetry and sounds like five heartbeats: da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM.
a grouped set of lines within a poem usually set off with a blank line or different indentation
a single line of poetry
pair of lines; usually rhyme and have same meter
stanza with four lines
a poem that tells a story
a song like narrative about adventure or romance
the writer tells a story using a character's own thoughts or statements
a poem containing three lines that do not rhyme of five, seven, and five syllables
a short poem where the author expresses the feelings of a single speaker
a fourteen line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme, rhythm, and line structure
contemporary poetry that is meant to be performed rather than read; draw heavily from music
Annabel Lee, by Edgar Allan Poe
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost creates a gloomy feeling through his tone:
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Shall I com PARE thee TO a SUM mer’s DAY?