Poetry types

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Last updated: December 15, 2019
Alliteration is the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words such as tongue twisters like ‘She sells seashells by the seashore’.

The Elision Literary Term refers to the leaving out of an unstressed syllable or vowel, usually in order to keep a regular meter in a line of poetry for example ‘o’er’ for ‘over’.

Figure of speech
A Figure of speech is a verbal expression in which words or sounds are arranged in a particular way using techniques such as Alliteration, Antithesis, Assonance, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia and Simile.

Paradox Literary Term is a paradox is a statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements but upon closer inspection might be true.

The Assonance Literary Term is the repetition or a pattern of similar vowel sounds, but with different end consonants in a line or passage of verse or prose.

Envoy ( Also spelled, envoi ) Literary Term is the shorter final and concluding Stanza of a poem, as in a Ballade – the word envoy refers to a postscript.

Persona Literary Term refers to the narrator or speaker of the poem, not to be confused with the author – a narrative voice other than the poet tells the entire poem. The expression derives from the Greek word “persona” meaning mask.

The Apostrophe Literary Term is a figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and was able to reply.

Epithet Literary Term is a descriptive expression, a word or phrase expressing some quality or attribute.

The ‘Foot’ in Literary Terms refers to two or more syllables that together make up the smallest unit of rhythm in a poem.

A Quatrain is a stanza or poem of four lines, the four lines can be written in any rhyme scheme

Definition – Consonance is the repetition, at close intervals, of the final consonants of accented syllables or important words , especially at the ends of words, as in blank and think or strong and string or Lady lounges lazily and Dark deep dread.

Euphony is derives from Greek meaning “good sound”.

lambic Pentameter
It is a basic measure of English poetry, five iambic feet in each line.

Rhythm is is significant in poetry because poetry is so emotionally charged and intense. Rhythm can be measured in terms of heavily stressed to less stressed syllables.

Connotation Literary Term is what a word suggests beyond its basic definition. The words childlike and childish both mean ‘characteristic of a child,’ but childlike suggests the attributes of meekness and innocence.

Euphemism is is the substitution of a soft agreeable expression instead of one that is harsh or unpleasant.

Scansion Literary Term refers to the analysis of a poem’s meter.

Denotation Literary Term is the basic definition or dictionary meaning of a word. The connotation of a word is its emotional content

Femine Rhym
Feminine Rhyme is a rhyme that occurs in a final unstressed syllable: pleasure/leisure, longing/yearning

The meter in poetry involves exact arrangements of syllables into repeated patterns called feet within a line.

A Stanza consists of two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem

The word Syntax originates from the Greek words u?? meaning “together” and taxis meaning “sequence, order, arrangement”.

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