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poetry

TermDefinition
myth a traditional story that attempts to answer basic question about human nature,origin of the world, mysterious of nature and social custom.
creation myth myth about the origin of the world.
oral tradition passing down stories by word of mouth from generation to generation.
rhyme repetition of sounds at the end of words
rhyme scheme a pattern of end rhymes in a poem
couplet a rhymed pair of lines
haiku a form of Japanese poetry in which 17 syllables are arranged in 3lines of 5,7,5 syllables.
stanza a group of 2 or more lines that form a unit in a poem (paragraph)
ballad a narrative poem with strong rhyme and rhythm usually meant to be sung.
Limereck a short humorous poem composed of 5 lines. It has a rhyme scheme of aabba and a sing song rhythm.
rhythm uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat or accent.
refrain one or more lines repeated in each stanza of a poem(chorus).
narrative tells a story
hello a way to communicate
Created by: cgarca7