Unable to be reformed, corrected, or improved.
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Unstressed/stressed syllable arrangement.
A dactyl is a long syllable followed by two short syllables.
Alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter. The horse| fair Ann|et rode| upon|He amb|led like| the wind|,With sil|ver he| was shod| before,With burn|ing gold| behind|.
Rhyming pairs of iambic pentameter lines.
O could I flow like thee, and make thy streamMy great example, as it is my theme!Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull;Strong without rage, without o’erflowing full.
In a calm manner. “The stilly murmur of the distant Sea.”
Lacking a plan, purpose, or design.
Done without confidence.
Poem about both death and idyllic rural life.
Discursive: digressing from subject to subjectMemoir: historical account
Third-person limited narrator
The reader experiences the story through a character or characters.
First person narrator
A story is narrated one character at a time. As I Lay Dying.
Each character is referred to by the narrator as “he,” “she,” “it,” etc.
Quatrains that alternate four-beat and three-beat lines with a specific rhyming scheme.
Contradiction between what something really is and how it is perceived.
Repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases or clauses.
Contains one independent clause and no dependent clauses. May contain prepositional phrases.