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LCC

Chap 10:Forms and Characteristics of Poetry

TermDefinition
Free verse : Open form poetry. No rules
Haiku: A japanese poetic form consisting of three unrhymed lines. In japanese these lines consist of a specific pattern of sound units called on that are similar to but not the same as English syllables. Typically there are 17 on patterned as follows: 5-7-5
Limerick : A five-line poem with a fixed rhyme scheme that is usually humorous or nonsensical in nature.
Ballad : A verse form often set to music
Ode : A verse form with lyric language praising an inspirational person or object
Lyric : A brief, imaginative, and melodic poem conveying one main idea or impression.
Triolet : A poem consisting of eight rhymed lines.
Sestina : Poem containing six six-line stanzas and closing with a tercet: the last words in each of the first six lines are repeating in the folowing sestets in a set pattern.
Villanelle : A poem containing five tercets and closing with a quatrain: the first and third lines of a villanelle are repeating in a set pattern throughout the poem.
Narrative poetry : A form of poetry framed around a narrative and containing fictional elements like characterization and plot
Blank verse : A form of poetry consisting of unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Dramatic Poetry : Poetic verse delivered, without authorial narration, by a character on stage to an audience.
Prose poetry : a form of poetry that relies on the language of prose and is read like poetry.
Visual Poetry : A form of poetry where words are arranged to create a visual and artful effect.
Found Poetry : A form of poetry where text of an original "found" source is rearranged to create a poetic effect.
Closed form : Concerns forms that follow specified rules and structures.
Open form : forms that do not adhere to pre-established rules and structures.
Epic : A lengthy narrative poem that concerns heroic adventures and events.
Sonnet : Short poem, address less magnificent pursuits and exploits. Main defining qualities are a standard length of 14 lines and the use of a set rhyme scheme and structure.
Rhyme Scheme : A repeating pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem.
Created by: Ash Lucas Ash Lucas on 2013-03-21



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