Flashcards - Forms of Poetry

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free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
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denotation
Denotation is a translation of a sign to its meaning, precisely to its literal meaning, more or less like dictionaries try to define it
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refrain
A refrain is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the \""""chorus\"""" of a song
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ballad
A ballad /ˈbæləd/ is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music
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prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
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Blank verse
Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter
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quatrains
A quatrain is a type of stanza, or a complete poem, consisting of four lines
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stanzas
In poetry, a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation
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rhyme scheme
A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song
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Irony
Irony , in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case
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Irony
Irony , in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case
rhyme scheme
A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song
stanzas
In poetry, a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation
quatrains
A quatrain is a type of stanza, or a complete poem, consisting of four lines
Blank verse
Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter
prose
Prose is a form of language that exhibits a grammatical structure and a natural flow of speech, rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry
ballad
A ballad /ˈbæləd/ is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music
refrain
A refrain is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the \""""chorus\"""" of a song
denotation
Denotation is a translation of a sign to its meaning, precisely to its literal meaning, more or less like dictionaries try to define it
free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
ballad stanza
In poetry, a Ballad stanza is the four-line stanza, known as a quatrain, most often found in the folk ballad
octave
In music, an octave or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency
sestet
A sestet is the name given to the second division of an Italian sonnet , which must consist of an octave, of eight lines, succeeded by a sestet, of six lines
concrete poetry
Concrete, pattern, or shape poetry is an arrangement of linguistic elements in which the typographical effect is more important in conveying meaning than verbal significance
meter
The metre, or meter , is the base unit of length in the International System of Units
scansion
Scansion or a system of scansion is the act of determining and graphically representing the metrical character of a line of verse
content
In publishing, art, and communication, content is the information and experience directed towards an end-user or audience
enjambment
In poetry, enjambment is incomplete syntax at the end of a line; the meaning runs over from one poetic line to the next, without terminal punctuation
tercets
A tercet is composed of three lines of poetry, forming a stanza or a complete poem
terza rima
Terza rima is a rhyming verse stanza form that consists of an interlocking three-line rhyme scheme

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