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Blank verse

Metrically traditional but without rhyme

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Dramatic monologue

A poem that dramatizes someone's thoughts and actions

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Endstop

The line ends with a period or the feeling of a period

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Formalism

Following traditional, given poetic forms

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Free verse

Without rhyme or structured metrical pattern

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Meter

The use if patterns of stressed and unstressed rhythms in a poetic line

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Ode

A poem that commemorates or celebrates

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Scansion

Scanning the rhythm of a line

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Slant rhyme

Substitution of assonance or consonance for true rhyme

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Tension

The sense of conflict

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Typographical rhythms

The way white space creates rhythmic pauses and variations in meaning and emphasis

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Villanelle

A 19 line form using only two rhymes and repeating two of the lines according to a set pattern