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1

Dramatic Monologue

Conversation between speaker & implied listener

2

Elegy

The dead or a loss

3

Epic

Celebrates hero

4

Iamb

Unaccented syllable followed by accented

Ex) today

5

Idyll

Lyric poem ideal place or time

6

Lyric

Emotion, personal feelings.
Rhyme, meter & reflective thought

7

Ode

Formal & lengthy
Celebrates a subject

8

Parable

Story teaches moral lesson. Relates to allegory

9

Quatrain

4 line stanza

10

Sestina

39 lines

11

Sonnet

14 line
With rhyme scheme

Shakespeare - mocks love
Petrarch - about love, passion

12

Villanelle

6 stanzas: 5 tercets & 1 quatrain

13

Ballad

Simple narrative with dialogue
4 lines abcd