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Flashcards - Poetry of the Ancient and Modern Worlds

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Petrarchan sonnet
The Petrarchan sonnet is a sonnet form not developed by Petrarch himself, but rather by a string of Renaissance poets
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couplet
A couplet is a pair of lines of metre in poetry
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ode
Ode is a type of lyrical stanza
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chorus
A chorus , in the context of Ancient Greek tragedy, comedy, and satyr plays, is a homogeneous, non-individualised group of performers, who comment with a collective voice on the dramatic action
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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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repetition
Repetition is an 1843 book by Søren Kierkegaard and published under the pseudonym Constantin Constantius to mirror its titular theme
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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic
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detective fiction
Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective-either professional or amateur-investigates a crime, often murder
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Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri
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tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
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apostrophe
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
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apostrophe
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
tone
In literature, the tone of a literary work expresses the writer's attitude toward or feelings about the subject matter and audience
Langston Hughes
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri
detective fiction
Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective-either professional or amateur-investigates a crime, often murder
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic
repetition
Repetition is an 1843 book by Søren Kierkegaard and published under the pseudonym Constantin Constantius to mirror its titular theme
Blank verse
Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter
chorus
A chorus , in the context of Ancient Greek tragedy, comedy, and satyr plays, is a homogeneous, non-individualised group of performers, who comment with a collective voice on the dramatic action
ode
Ode is a type of lyrical stanza
couplet
A couplet is a pair of lines of metre in poetry
Petrarchan sonnet
The Petrarchan sonnet is a sonnet form not developed by Petrarch himself, but rather by a string of Renaissance poets
quatrains
A quatrain is a type of stanza, or a complete poem, consisting of four lines
sonnet
A sonnet is a poem in a specific form which originated in Italy; Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention
laments
A lament or lamentation is a passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form
free verse
Free verse is an open form of poetry
Emily Dickinson
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet
The Black Cat
"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe
epode
Epode, in verse, is the third part of an ode, which followed the strophe and the antistrophe, and completed the movement
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
meter
The metre, or meter , is the base unit of length in the International System of Units
Imagism
Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language
eulogy
A eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially one who recently died or retired or as a term of endearment

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