Form in poetry

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Ballad
Develops a dramatic story often sad and the subject is usually whimsical or supernatural.
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Blank verse
Unrhymed poem that follows to the strict pattern of iambic pentameter.
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Dramatic monologue
The poet speaks through the voice of someone else like a character.
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Elergy
Written to mourn the death of a person
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Lament
Poem expressing intense grief
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Lyric
Short poem that explores a state of feeling rather than narating an event
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Narrative poem
Often in 1st or 3rd person where the poet describes a series of events
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Ode
Like a lyrical poem but is longer and more complex and it explores an idea.
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Sonnet
14 line poem usually with 10 sylables per line.
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Couplet
2 line stanza
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Tercets
3 line stanza
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Quatrians
4 line stanza
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Cinquint
5 line stanza
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Sestets
6 line stanza
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Septet
7 line stanza
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Octave
8 line stanza
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Simple sentence
Only has one verb
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Compound sentence
Two simple sentences joined together with a conjunction
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Complex sentence
one main clause and that is joined by any number of subordinate clauses.
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Unrhymed poem that follows to the strict pattern of iambic pentameter.

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Blank verse

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The poet speaks through the voice of someone else like a character.

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Card 4

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Written to mourn the death of a person

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Card 5

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Poem expressing intense grief

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