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Flashcards in Poetry Deck (19):
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Apostrophe

Rhetorical device in which speaker address is dead absent or imaginary person or object

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Ballad

A narrative poem sometimes sung often about a person

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Couplet

Two lines of poetry with the same rhyme and meter often expressed in a complete thought

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End rhyme

Rhyming words that occur at the ends lines of poetry

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Internal rhyme

Rhyme with lines not just at end

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Enjambment

The running over of a sentence from one line of verse into another

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Meter

A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllable's in a poetic line

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Free verse

Verse with no rhyme or meter

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Blank verse

Verse with no rhyme but with meter usually iambic pentameter

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Foot

The basic unit of meter consisting of a set group of stressed and unstressed syllable's

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Iamb

Metrical foot of one unstressed syllable then one stressed, like a heartbeat

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Idyll

Simple work in poetry or prose that presents peaceful rustic life or pastoral scenes

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Ode

Lyric poem using exalted emotion on a specific subject

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Quatrain

Four-line stanza

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Rhyme scheme

Pattern of rhymes indicated by matching letters at the end of lines

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Sonnet

Poem of 14 with with a fixed rhyme scheme

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Stanza

A fixed number of lines forming a unit of a poem

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Tercet

Three line stanza

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Alliteration

The repetition of initial consonant sounds in speech and writing