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Elegy

Poem mourning the dead.

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Epigram

Short, pointed poem.

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Epitaph

An inscription on a gravestone.

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Epithalamion

A poem celebrating a wedding.

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Nocturne

A night scene.

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Pastoral

A poem spoken by a shepherd, loosely in the countryside.

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Valediction

A goodbye.

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Reproach

Address in a way to express disapproval.

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Lament

An expression of grief or sorrow.

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Invocation

Asking a deity to be present among humans.

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Prosody

The measure in which poetry is written (counted lines in units called feet)

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Iambic

Unstressed, stressed metrical scheme.

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Anapestic

2unstressed,stressed scheme

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Trochaic

Stressed,unstressed scheme

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Dactylic

Stressed,2 unstressed scheme

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Spondaic

Stressed,stressed scheme

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Pyrrhic

2unstressed scheme

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Heroic couplet

Iambic pentameter couplet that is end stopped

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Terza Rima

Pentameter tercet with interlinked rhymes.

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Rime royal

7 line stanza in iambic pentameter.

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Ottava Rima

8 line iambic pentameter.

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Spenserian stanza

9 line form in iambic pentameter.

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Sonnet

14 line poem.

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Shakespearean sonnet

Consists of 3 quatrains and a couplet.

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Spenserian sonnet

Same form as Shakespearean, but interlocking rhyme scheme.

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Sestina

A pentameter poem consisting of 6 stanzas of 6 lines with repeated end words plus a 3 line coda.

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Villanelle

A poem of 5 pentameter tercets rhyming aba, followed by a quatrain rhyming abaa.

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Ode

Has no set form, defined by its content (exalted tone, lofty or sublime).

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Agency

The subject is the agency of the verb.

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Emjambent

Continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line.