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Poetry Terminology

Matching poetry terms to definitions

Enjambement What is the term for a line of poetry which is not end-stopped?
Hyperbole What term refers to a figure of speech which is a gross exaggeration?
Gustatory What type of imagery appeals to the sense of taste?
Blank verse Which poetic metrical pattern is made up of unrhymed iambic pentameter?
Ballad What type of poem was traditionally set to music and used to tell a story?
Elegy What form of poem is written in praise of someone who has died?
Dramatic What type of monologue has an imaginary speaker addressing an imaginary audience?
Figurative What type of language uses figures of speech?
Free What type of verse has no regular metre or length?
Heroic What is the name of a rhyming couplet in iambic pentameter?
Lyric What term refers to a poem in which the poet talks about their thoughts and feelings?
Masculine What term refers to monosyllabic rhyming words?
Octave What term refers to a group of eight lines in poetry?
Persona What is the term that refers to the narrator of a poem, as opposed to the voice of the poet?
Quatrain What term refers to a group of four lines in poetry?
Sestet What term refers to a group of six lines in poetry?
Symbol What is the term that describes a figurative device in which a word of phrase represents something in addition to itself?
Volta What is the term that refers to a turn in a sonnet, separating the octave from the sestet?
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