a metrical unit of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. (i.e. New York)
a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable. (i.e. London)
a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables. (i.
two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable. (i.e. Tennessee)
two stressed syllables in a row. (i.
e. sit down!)
wild, irregular, passionate meter. The spondee is its most common foot.
ending with a stress on the last syllable of the line.
ending a line with an unstressed syllable.
series of phrases, clauses, or lines that successively start with the same word or words.
a pause within a line of poetry, often caused by a punctuate break, but it can be a natural pause in speech.
a subdivision of a long narrative poem or Italian epic. It is like a chapter in a long poem.
cataloging, or catalogue verse
an inventory or long list used in a poem to emphasize quantity or inclusivity.
a pair of successive rhyming lines basically equal in length.
a couple in iambic pentameter.
a line of poetry ending at some kind of boundary or break, such as a dash, a parenthesis, or a colon, a semi-colon, or period.
when a line of poetry runs on to the next line.
compound word that replaces the name of something or someone with a descriptive name. (i.
e. sun is called “world-candle”)
two or more expressions that share structural order in a poem.
a four-line stanza in various meters of rhyme schemes.
a quatrain in iambic pentameter with an abab rhyme scheme.
one of more lines repeated throughout a poem, much like the chorus of a song.
a paragraph in a poem; it’s a group of verses separated from other groups.
in verse, three lines in a stanza which usually rhyme.
a triplet that always rhymes.