Poetry and Rhyme Words Essay

Submitted By Makenzie-Boyd
Words: 428
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Poetry
A type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form (usually using lines and stanzas)
Point of view
Poet
The poet is the author of the poem
Speaker
The speaker of the poem is the “narrator” of the poem
Form
Form
The appearance of the words on the page
Line
A group of words together on one line of the poem
Stanza
A group of lines arranged together
Kinds of stanzas
Couplet
Two line stanza
Triplet
A three line stanza
Quatrain
A four line stanza
Quintet
A five line stanza
Sextet
A six line stanza
Septet
A seven line stanza
Octave
An eight line stanza
Rhythm
The beat created by the sounds of the words in a poem
Rhythm can be created by meter, rhyme, alliteration, and refrain
Meter
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
Meter occurs when the stressed and unstressed syllables of the words in a poem are arranged in a repeating pattern
When poets write in meter, they count out the number of stressed (strong) syllables and unstressed (weak) syllables for each line. They repeat the pattern throughout the poem
Foot
Unit of meter
A foot can have two or three syllables
Usually consists of one stressed and one or more unstressed syllables
Free verse poetry
Unlike metered poetry, free verse poetry does not have any repeating patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables
Do not have rhyme
Free verse poetry is very conversational – sounds like someone talking with you
A more modern type of poetry
Blank Verse
Writing in lines of iambic pentameter but does not use…