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acrostic

acrostic

/ækɹˈɑːstɪk/
noun
a poem or other piece of writing in which certain letters of each line, usually the initial letters, spell out a word or phrase

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alliteration

alliteration

/əˈɫɪtɝˌeɪʃən/
noun
the use of the same letter or sound at the beginning of the words in a verse or sentence, used as a literary device

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anapaest

anapaest

/ˈænɐpˌiːst/
noun
a metrical foot in poetry consisting of two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable

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blank verse

blank verse

/blˈæŋk vˈɜːs/
noun
a verse without rhyme, especially one with ten syllables and five stresses, known as an iambic pentameter

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caesura

caesura

/sˈiːsɜːɹə/
noun
a rhetorical break or pause in the middle of a line of poetry, in modern prosody

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canto

canto

/ˈkæntoʊ/
noun
any of the sections into which a long poem is divided

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couplet

couplet

/kˈʌplət/
noun
two consecutive lines of verse, equal in length that usually rhyme

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dactyl

dactyl

/ˈdæktɪɫ/
noun
a metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables

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doggerel

doggerel

/ˈdɑɡɝəɫ/
noun
poetry that is loosely styled by an irregular rhythm, intended to have a comic effect

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dramatic monologue

dramatic monologue

/dɹəmˈæɾɪk mˈɑːnoʊlˌɑːɡ/
noun
a poem in the narrative or speech form, in which the speaker's character is revealed while describing a situation or a series of events

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elegiac couplet

elegiac couplet

/ˈɛlɪdʒək kˈʌplət/
noun
a pair of verses, one with six strong syllables and the other with five, especially in Latin and Greek prosody

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elegy

elegy

/ˈɛɫəˌdʒi/
noun
a song or poem expressing sadness, especially in the memory of a dead person or a bitter event in the past

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enjambement

enjambement

/ɛndʒˈæmbmənt/
noun
the continuation of a line of poetry into another couplet or stanza without a break

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epic

epic

/ˈɛpɪk/
noun
a long poem in narrative form giving an account of the extraordinary deeds and adventures of a nation's heroes or legends

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epigram

epigram

/ˈɛpəˌɡɹæm/
noun
a short poem or phrase that expresses a single thought satirically, often ending in a clever or humorous way

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foot

foot

/ˈfʊt/
noun
the basic unit of verse meter, consisting of one stressed syllable and one or more unstressed syllables

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free verse

free verse

/fɹˈiː vˈɜːs/
noun
a type of verse without rhyme that has an irregular rhythm

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haiku

haiku

/ˈhaɪku/
noun
a Japanese poem with three unrhymed lines that have five, seven and five syllables each

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heroic couplet

heroic couplet

/hɪɹˈoʊɪk kˈʌplət/
noun
a pair of rhymed verses, consisting of ten syllables and five stresses, or an iambic pentameter

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hexameter

hexameter

/hˈɛksɐmˌiːɾɚ/
noun
a metrical line of poetry consisting of six feet

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iamb

iamb

/ˈiəm/
noun
a metrical unit in poetry consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable

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iambic pentameter

iambic pentameter

/ˈiəmbɪk pˈɛntɐmˌiːɾɚ/
noun
a line of verse common in English poetry with five metrical feet that each follows an unstressed-stressed pattern

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iambus

iambus

/ˈiəmbəs/
noun
a metrical unit in poetry consisting of an unstressed or short syllable followed by a stressed or long syllable

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internal rhyme

internal rhyme

/ɪntˈɜːnəl ɹˈaɪm/
noun
a rhyme in poetry that occurs in the middle of a single line of verse

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limerick

limerick

/ˈɫɪmɝɪk/
noun
a humorous poem of five anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme of aabba

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meter

meter

/ˈmitɝ/
noun
the arrangement of unstressed and stressed syllables in a verse that produces the rhythm

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ode

ode

/ˈoʊd/
noun
a lyric poem, written in varied or irregular metrical form, for a particular object, person, or concept

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pentameter

pentameter

/pˈɛntɐmˌiːɾɚ/
noun
a metrical line of poetry consisting of five feet

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poetic

poetic

/poʊˈɛtɪk/
adjective
involving or relating to poetry

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poetics

poetics

/poʊˈɛtɪks/
noun
the study of poetry, literary works, aesthetics, etc.

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poetry

poetry

/ˈpoʊətɹi/
noun
poems in general or as a whole

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prosody

prosody

/ˈpɹɑsədi/
noun
the systematic study of metrical structures and sounds in poetry

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quatrain

quatrain

/kwˈætɹeɪn/
noun
a poem that has four lines

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rhyme

rhyme

/ˈɹaɪm/
noun
agreement between the sound or the ending of a word and another word

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to rhyme

to rhyme

/ˈɹaɪm/
verb
to put words with similar ending sounds together while writing poetry

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scansion

scansion

/skˈænʃən/
noun
the act of scanning a line of poetry to find its meter

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slam

slam

/ˈsɫæm/
noun
a poetry competition in which contestants recite their poems and the audience chooses the winner

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sonnet

sonnet

/ˈsɑnɪt/
noun
a verse of Italian origin that has 14 lines, usually in an iambic pentameter and a prescribed rhyme scheme

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spoken word

spoken word

/spˈoʊkən wˈɜːd/
noun
poetry that is intended to be recited to an audience

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stanza

stanza

/ˈstænzə/
noun
a series of lines in a poem, usually with recurring rhyme scheme and meter

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verse

verse

/ˈvɝs/
noun
a set of words that usually have a rhythmic pattern

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versification

versification

/vˌɜːsɪfɪkˈeɪʃən/
noun
the practice of writing poetry especially with regular pattern or the pattern in which verse is written

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