Flashcards in Vocab Deck (43)
Acrostic, telestich, mesostich, cross acrostic
Usually poems, structured so the beginning of all the lines or units are letters that collectively spell a word.
When the endings make the word
When the middle of the lines make the word
When the first of first line, second of second line, etc. make the word.
Acrostic where the beginnings go in alphabetical order
Verse in iambic hexameter
A poem about dawn or morning, often featuring lovers parting ways.
Meant for oral presentation, recounts an exciting tale.
Poem of praise or blame that lays out its car in an organized manner
Common in the oral tradition, boasting poems feature the bravery and adventures of a person, told by that person.
##Beowulf is a boasting poem
Originally a chant or song take directly from the bible, then simply a chant, now it means any poem with clear parallels to religious songs and poetry.
Division of a long poem.
Dance in medieval France > the song accompanying the dance > a joyful song > a religious joyful song > a Christmas hymn
Poetry in which stanzas are connected together via rhyme scheme, word choice, or a type of repetition.
One of the most complicated forms of poetry in French . The subject and structure is highly specific.
Originally a medieval form, it is now any five-lined stanza
Poems that complement one another.
Popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A lyric that expresses disappointment and despair at the coldness of ones mistress, complains generally about life, or expresses sadness or disgust at the world around him.
Verse with a very personal, often painful, expression. No persona, the poets seem to talk directly to the point reader
Counting-out Rhyme or Song
Mainly used to teach children how to count, and often includes hand motions
Two successive lines of poetry with end rhymes.
Two lines that rhyme and contain a complete thought it or idea. Usually in iambic pentameter
Two successive forms with similar form
A distich used to commemorate the dead. One line of dactylic hexameter and one of pentameter
Couplet in iambic pentameter.
In which the second line carries an incomplete thought and relies on the next line to finish it
Bad attempts at poetry. Boring rhyme or Rhythm, trite subjects and poor sentiment
A poem that reveals a "soul in action" in a dramatic situation and is addressed to someone silent
Robert Browning was a master at this form
Poetry with lines that end in repeats
Sustained, formal poem with a serious tone, contemplating a theme like death
Complete at the end in content and grammar
Enjambment or run-on lines
The thought of one line continues to the next