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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a poetry terms and types unit of a standard SAT subject test in literature course. Topics covered include:
- Poetic technical terms and literary devices
- Blank verse
- Narrative poems
- Odes and sonnets
- The elegy
1. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry
Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!
2. Examples of Alliteration in Literature
Explore alliteration and learn how it is used throughout different styles of literature. Discover the power behind this simple literary device, and recognize how to easily identify its use across multiple literary genres.
3. What is Rhythm in Poetry? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the idea of rhythm, or beat, in poetry. Every poem that is not free verse has a type of rhythm. We also call that rhythm 'meter.' Rhythm is an important part of the structure of a poem.
4. Cavalier Poetry: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
Cavalier poets lived in the 17th century, and were loyal to King Charles I. In this lesson, we take a look at the Cavalier poets and their style. We also analyze how Cavalier poetry differed from metaphysical poetry, which was popular during the 17th century as well.
5. Closed Form Poetry: Definition & Examples
This lesson describes the basic differences between two forms of poetry: open and closed. Then we'll look closer at closed form poetry and some specific types and examples.
6. Masculine Rhyme: Definition & Examples
This lesson reviews the definition of rhyme, then focuses on one type of rhyme: masculine. Finally, you will see some examples of masculine rhyme used in poetry.
7. Tercet in Poetry: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll discover what a tercet is and look at different types. Tercets can be enjoyable to read, but understanding exactly how they are written allows us to really appreciate their different forms.
8. What Is Mock-Epic Poetry? - Definition, Examples & Characteristics
Explore the definition and characteristics of mock-epic poetry and how the genre is one example of how specific works of literature connect to the whole body (canon) of literature.
9. Anapest: Characteristics, Overview
In this lesson, we will explore the meaning and uses of the metrical foot, the anapest. This poetic device has been in place since the time of the Spartans.
10. Iamb: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what an iamb is in poetry, and how it functions within the poetic line to form the meter or rhythm of a poem. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. Ichabod Crane: Character Analysis & Overview
This lesson provides a short description of the struggle between the protagonist and antagonist of Washington Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' as well as a character analysis on the story's protagonist, Ichabod Crane.
12. Meter: Characteristics, Overview
Meter is the building block of poetry. When writing, a poet skillfully creates lines made up of stressed and unstressed syllables, otherwise known as meter.
13. Spondee in Poetry: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about the spondee, a rare metrical foot in poetry. Spondee is a metrical foot that has two stressed syllables. Poets generally mix spondee with other types of metrical feet. When spondee is used, the pace of the poem is changed.
14. The Flea: Summary & Analysis
What do insects and erotic poetry have in common? Find out in this lesson on John Donne's 17th-century poem 'The Flea,' an erotic poem where a flea biting a pair of lovers works as an extended metaphor for physical intimacy that has become a popular reference point in literature throughout the centuries.
15. Trochees: Characteristics, Overview
Discover the unique, 'falling' rhythm of the trochee. Explore the trochee's important relationship with the iamb, as well as the ins and outs of trochaic meter. Analyze examples from Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare, and Edgar Allan Poe.
16. Villanelle Poems: Definition, Form & Examples
In this lesson, you will discover a specific fixed-form poem that comes from the French: the villanelle. You will learn the structure of this poem and analyze an example.
17. What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples
Ballad poems, folk ballads. . . they're all the same, right? Not exactly. Find out the difference in this lesson, where you'll learn about ballad poems, their structure and get to see a couple examples of this poetic genre.
18. What Is Haiku Poetry? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what haiku poetry is, take a look at some examples, and see how the traditional Japanese form has influenced its evolution in the English-speaking world.
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