Poetry Structure and Form

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Foot
A combination of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
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Iambic Rhythm
A foot with two syllables, one that is not stressed and one that is, in that order (V/)
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Trachaic Rhythm
A foot with two syllables, one that is stressed and one that is not (/V)
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Sponelee
A foot with two syllables, both of which are stressed
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Anapest
A foot with three syllables, two stressed syllables followed by one unstressed syllable
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Dactyl
A foot with three syllables, one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables
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Metre
Number of feet that is in a line of poetry.
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Monometer
A line with one foot
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Diameter
A line with 2 feet
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Triameter
A line with 3 feet
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Tetrameter
A line with 4 feet
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Pentameter
A line with 5 feet
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Hexameter
A line with 6 feet
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Heptameter
A line with 7 feet
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Octameter
A line with 8 feet
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Stanza
A group of lines in a poem
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Individual Line
One line
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Couplet
Two lines
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Triplet
Three lines
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Quatrain
Four lines
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Ballad
Poem that usually tells a story similar to folktale. Usually in quatrains in iambic triameter
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Elegy
About death, usually a person who has dies
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Epic
A long narrative poem
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Lyric
Personal mood, feeling or meditation of a single speaker
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Narrative
A poem that tells a story
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Sonnet
A sonnet has many forms, usually sbout love. Typically 14 lines.
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Alternate Rhyme
ABAB
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Enclosed Rhyme
ABBA
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Interlaced Rhyme
ABC ABC
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Rhyming Couplets
AA BB
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Regular Rhyme
Follows rules
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Irregular Rhyme
Ignoring/inable to follow rules
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A foot with two syllables, one that is not stressed and one that is, in that order (V/)

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Iambic Rhythm

Card 3

Front

A foot with two syllables, one that is stressed and one that is not (/V)

Back

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Card 4

Front

A foot with two syllables, both of which are stressed

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A foot with three syllables, two stressed syllables followed by one unstressed syllable

Back

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