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Terms Used In Poetry


A slow popular song typically about love, narrated, any light, simple song especially about romantic events. 2. Elegy: a sad poem or song: a poem or song that expresses sorrow for someone/Something who is dead 3. Epic: telling a story about a hero or about exciting events or adventures 4. Epitaph: something written or said in memory of a dead person; especially: words written on a gravestone 5. Idly: a simple poem or other piece of writing that describes peaceful country life 6.

Imaging Poem: a 20th century movement in poetry advocating free verse and the expression of ideas and emotions through clear precise images 7. Limerick: a humorous rhyming poem of five lines baby 8. Lyric: Poem: a poem that expresses deep personal feelings In a way that Is Like a song 9. Narrative Poem: Tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metered verse. The poems that make up this genre may be short or long, and the story it relates to may be complex. . Ode: a poem In which a person expresses a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something 11 . Sonnet: a poem made up of 14 lines that rhyme in a fixed pattern 12. Concrete Poetry: poetry In which the poet’s Intent is conveyed by the graphic patterns of letters, words, or symbols rather than by the conventional arrangement of words 13. Dramatic Poem: any drama that is written in verse that is meant to be recited. It usually tells a story or refers to a situation.

This would include closet drama, dramatic monologues, and rhyme verse. Narrated by the characters them selves. 14. Haiku: an unrushed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables 15. Epigram: a short and clever poem or saying 1 . Blank Verse: poetry that is not rhymed but that has a regular rhythm 2. Free Verse: poetry that does not rhyme and does not have a regular rhythm 3. Meter: the basic pulse and rhythm off piece of music. 4.

Foot: The basic unit of verse meter consisting of any of various fixed combinations or groups of stressed and unstressed or long and short syllables 5. Rhythm: The patterned recurrence, within a certain range of regularity, of specific language features, usually features of sound. 6. Parallelism: the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same 7. Rhyme Scheme: The ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse. 8. Refrain: a repeated line or number of lines in a poem or song, typically at the end f each verse. . Stanza: a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse. 10. Couplet: the basic pulse and rhythm off piece of music. 1 1 . Quatrain: a stanza of four lines, esp.. One having alternate rhymes.