Poetry terminology

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Alternate rhyme
Lines of poetry where the rhyme is on every other line (ababab)
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Foregrounding
A change in the structure of the sentence to place emphasis on an opening sentence element
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Couplet
A two-line verse, often rhyming
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Eye rhyme
Where it looks like it should rhyme but the sound is not exactly the same
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Caesura
A mid-line pause
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End-focus
A change in the structure o the sentence to place emphasis on a closing sentence element
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Iambic
Poetic meter containing one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable
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Pentameter
A unit of poetic meter containing 5 feet (10 syllables in total)
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Internal rhyme
Where the rhyming sound occurs within a line of verse
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Petarchan/Italian sonnet
A poem of 14 lines, divided into an octet and a sestet, written in iambic pentameter, rhyming abbaabbba cdecde
10 of 16
Octet
An eight-line verse
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Verse type
The type of poem, eg sonnet, ode, lyric, ballad
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Sestet
A six-line verse
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Quatrain
A four-line verse
14 of 16
Shakespearean/English sonnet
Poem of 14 lines, divided into 3 quatrains and a couplet, written in iambic pentameter, rhyming abab cdcd efef gg
15 of 16
Volta
The turning point in a sonnet
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A change in the structure of the sentence to place emphasis on an opening sentence element

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Foregrounding

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A two-line verse, often rhyming

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Where it looks like it should rhyme but the sound is not exactly the same

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A mid-line pause

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