Writing in the Classroom: High School: Poetry

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  1. poetry
    literature in metrical form
  2. bard
    a lyric poet
  3. speaker
    the narrative voice of a poem (as distinct from the poet)
  4. meter
    a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in verse
  5. cadence
    the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  6. rhyme
    correspondence in the final sounds of two or more lines
  7. rhythm
    alternation of stressed and unstressed elements in speech
  8. iamb
    a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
  9. stanza
    a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
  10. verse
    a line of metrical text
  11. free verse
    poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter
  12. blank verse
    unrhymed poetry, usually in iambic pentameter
  13. ode
    a lyric poem with complex stanza forms
  14. ballad
    a narrative poem of popular origin
  15. epic
    a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  16. rhapsody
    an epic poem adapted for recitation
  17. haiku
    an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
  18. tanka
    a Japanese verse form of 5 lines with 5 or 7 syllables
  19. epigram
    a short, witty, satirical poem focusing on a single topic
  20. limerick
    a humorous rhymed verse form of five lines
  21. sonnet
    a verse form of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  22. elegy
    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
  23. pastoral
    a literary work idealizing the rural life
  24. poetic
    characterized by romantic imagery
  25. lyrical
    expressing deep emotion
Created on July 28, 2022 (updated August 2, 2022)

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