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- Explore a glossary of poetry terms.
- Define and identify examples of blank verse.
- Learn more about modern narrative poetry.
- Examine different kinds of lyric poems, including sonnets, odes and elegies.
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. Alliterative Verse: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn more about the definition of alliterative verse and read some examples of alliterative verse. Then you can test your newfound knowledge with a quiz.
3. Chapbook: Definition & Examples
Read about one of literature's smallest books/pamphlets and explore the specific design benefits of this shorter form. Afterwards, test your understanding with a quiz.
4. Idyll in Poetry: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll be looking at the idyll, which is a type of poetry dealing with pastoral settings. Learn more about these scenic poems and what has motivated people to write them for over two millennia.
5. Metrical Feet: Characteristics, Overview
Did you know that poems have feet? Come learn about the metrical feet that give a poem its rhythm. We'll look at the different kinds of metrical feet, and we'll discuss how these feet shape a poem's meter. We'll even make sense of the difficult-sounding phrases poets use to describe meter.
6. Procreation Sonnets: Characteristics & Overview
Shakespearean Sonnets #1-17 advise a young man to marry and father children, thus securing his own permanence. Learn more about this unique collection through a discussion of characteristics, then test your new expertise with a quiz.
7. Terza Rima Rhyme Scheme: Definition & Examples
Ever hear the saying 'Good things come in threes'? That's certainly true of terza rima, which draws its unique music from the power of three. In this lesson, we'll explore the ins and outs of this rhyme scheme, using examples from Dante and Shelley.
8. Wole Soyinka: Biography, Poems & Books
Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, political activist, and the first African to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. In this lesson we'll learn about his history, works, and influence.
9. Biographical Poem: Definition & Examples
You're probably familiar with what a biography is, but what exactly is a biographical poem? This lesson explores what makes up this form of literature, and examples of the genre.
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