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Literary Terms From Poetry-rhyme Scheme

Poetry
Language sung, chanted, spoken, or written according to some recurrence that emphasizes the relationship of words according to sound as well as meaning

Prose
The form of written language or everyday speech that is not organized according to the formal patterns of verse

Narrative poetry
The class of poems that tell stories

Ballad
A story told in song, usually a story derived from a tragic incident from local history of legend

Epic
Long narrative poems celebrating deeds of one or more heroes in a grand, ceremonious style

Lyric poetry
A fairly short poem expressing the mood, feeling, or meditation of a single speaker. It is the most extensive category of verse

Sonnet
A fourteen-line, iambic pentameter poem made up of either three quatrains and a couplet or an octave and a sestet

Ode
A philosophical meditative poem

Blank verse
Unrhymed iambic; blank verse echoes the natural rhythm of spew had is the poetic form used by Shakespeare in his plays

Free verse
Poetry with irregular line length, no rhyme, and no regular meter; most widely used verse of poetry

Stanza
A defined group of verse lines, which may be united by a regular pattern of rhyme

Couplet
Two-line stanza

Tercet or Triplet
Three-line stanza

Quatrain
Four-line stanza

Cinquain
Five-line stanza

Sestet
Six-line stanza

Septet
Seven-line stanza

Octave
Eight-line stanza

Rhyme scheme
The labeling of the pattern of end rhyme in a stanza or poem

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