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Poetry

Definitions for Poetry

TermDefinition
Poem A piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure.
Stanza A group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
Tone An attitude the author has toward a subject or an audience
Sonnet A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.
Haiku A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
Elegy A poem in elegiac couplets, written in honor of someone deceased.
Imagery Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
Epic Poem A long, narrative poem detailing heroic deeds and events. Usually very long
Confessional Poetry Poetry of the personal or the “I.” Related to personal events.
Blank Verse Verse without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentameter.
Created by: noahpowell