• Poetry
    ABC A poem that has five lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter. Acrostic Poetry that certain letters, usually the...
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  • Poetry
    has 3 stanzas of 7, 8 or 10 lines and a shorter final stanza of 4 or 5. All stanzas end with the same one line refrain. Blank verse A poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter and is often unobtrusive. The iambic pentameter form often resembles the rhythms of speech. Bio A poem...
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  • Poetry
    POETRY Acrostic Poetry Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. Ballad A short narrative poem with stanzas of two or four lines and usually a refrain. The story of a ballad can...
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  • Poetry Terms
    Couplet - A rhyming, two line stanza that uses iambic pentameter. Ex. ABut when to mischief mortals bend their will, / How soon they find fit instruments of ill!@ 4. Tercet - A three line stanza. Sometimes called a triplet (when all 3 lines rhyme). 5. Terza Rima - An interlocking 3 line stanza...
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  • Ib Example
    the speaker’s emotions on its topic. Within such a brief length, Edgar has developed a specific structure to each stanza. Of the six lines in a stanza, the first is long (10-12 syllables), the second is short (3-5 syllables), the third and fourth are long, the fifth is short, and the sixth is long...
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  • Mid-Term Break Analysis
      age of the body and is bound to be in deep grief to know that the dead  is only a 4 years old.  Heaney’s poem, containing 7 stanzas and 1 line, has lines which are  comparably the same length. Each stanza has 3 lines and there are  breaks between each stanza. The reason Seamus separates his...
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  • Evening Hawk explication
    this poem mimics the flight of the symbolic hawk. Each stanza in the poem is one sentence, with each stanza encompassing one phase of the hawk’s flight. 14. Point out any significant examples of sound devices and/or repetition and explain their function. Determine if any sounds in the poem...
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  • Stylistic analysis of a Poem.
    phenomena, and his verbal act represents, and makes the reader carry out, a meditative one. (4)       Syntactic features Since this poem is actually formed by a sixteen-word sentence, it does not have any complete sentences in each stanza. In fact, every stanza is a short phrase. Each stanza...
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  • Syntax and Morphological Analysis of the Poem
    ” together with the unusual view of the ordinary wheelbarrow which is complete. Syntactic Features The poem under study is formed by a sixteen-word sentence. With the above notion, the poem does not have any complete sentence in each stanza. In fact, the individual stanza is a short phrase used...
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  • This Is My Life
    anapestic trimeters and lines 3 and 4 are anapestic dimeters, rhymed as aabba. Possible source of origin is Limerick, Ireland. Lyric is a poem of emotional intensity and expresses powerful feelings. Narrative form is used to tell a story; it is usually made of ballad stanzas - four lines alternatively of...
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  • Thomas Hardy
    again” in the stanza's final line. Wind and Rain n this poem Hardy adopts an almost mathematical precision in his rhythm and in his choice of words. The second line of each stanza, for instance, lists the members of the family: * “He, she, all of them” stanzas 1 and 4, * “Elders and juniors...
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  • A Stylistic Analysis of the Red Wheelbarrow
    reader carry out, a meditative one. - Syntactic features Since this poem is actually formed by a sixteen-word sentence, it does not have any complete sentences in each stanza. In fact, every stanza is a short phrase. Each stanza includes four words and the first line of every stanza is...
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  • Elements of Poetry
    advice. Conversation is a dialogue between two voices and often asks us to guess who the voices are. Stanzastanza is a group within a poem which may have two or many lines. They are like paragraphs. Some poems are made of REALLY short stanzas, called couplets--two lines that rhyme, one after the...
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  • Poetry
    . These should be written in the order that they appear in the poem, to make logical sense. Use this table to write a short essay (2-3 paragraphs) about the exploration of the concept of belonging in this poem. Write each example, including its context, technique, quotation, effect and conceptual...
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  • The City Planners
    city? The poem is structured in three irregular stanzas. The first line consists of three short sentences. Lines and phrases are often short and sentences do not flow except for the final stanza which is the only one to express any emotion. The poem is lacking in emotion of any kind except...
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  • Mid Term Break Poetry Analysi
    its audience know that the boy died; a car accident. As stated earlier, the last line is the one that ‘hits home’ as we are aware of the true age of the boy, being only 4 years old. The purpose of this was to let the audience know that a life can be cut short at any moment and to live each moment to the fullest....
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  • Elements of Poetry
    . Lines 1,2, and 5 have 3 feet; lines 3 and 4 have only two. ballad: four lines, abcb, lines 1 and 3 are iambic tetrameter, and lines 2 and 4 are iambic trimeter. ode: a complex, long lyric poem, in formal style, on a sublime subject. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind” is an example...
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  • Notes
    directions’ as the planners ‘sketch transitory lines’ in their attempts to impose order on the suburbs. The planners are described as remote figures ‘concealed from each other, / each in his own private blizzard’. Student exercises to assist a closer reading of the poem as a whole Stanza 1 Ask students...
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  • Thomas Hardy
    | | | |The Going of the Battery | | | |Stanza 1 | stanza 2 | stanza 3 | stanza 4 | stanza 5 | stanza 6 | stanza 7 | discussing the poem...
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  • Invictus
    "trills." Stanza 3 reestablishes the rhyming couplet pattern, but the message is as clear as the rhyme: the captain is dead. Meter and Rhythm - there is no fixed meter; there is, however, a pattern of four long lines followed by four short lines in each stanza. The shortened lines emphasize the...
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