Poetry booklet pg 3-9

Formal verse/ conventional/traditional
Poetry that incorparates a pattern of some kind into its word choice and or structure

Internal rhyme
When a word within a line rhymes with the one at the end.Quicken the paceAdd emphasis Compel the reader to listen to what is saidSurprise the reader

Rhyme scheme
A regular pattern of rhyme, it’s consistent throughout the extent of the poem.Emphasizes important ideasCreates unit in poetryLink between lines

End rhyme
Rhyming of the final words of lines in a poem to create a rhyming couplet.

Full rhyme/ perfect rhyme
A rhyme between two words that are pronounced the same although differing in meaning.Creates a link between linesConcludes a idea or concept

Half rhyme/ slant rhyme/ near rhyme/ oblique rhyme

Eye/ sight rhyme
Rhyme on words that look alike but which are actually pronounced differently.Emphasis on message Creates a unit

Identical rhymes
Using the same word twiceConnect ideas

Alternate rhyme
abab cdcd Creating integrated messages

Pair rhyme aa bb Creating unitsSense of finality Isolating ideas


Enclosed rhyme abba cddc Creates a bubble effect

5 line stanza

6 line stanza

7 line stanza

8 line stanza

Masculine rhyme
Rhyming of final syllables which often sounds settled and determined.Hard and fixed effect

Feminine rhyme
Rhyming of final two syllables which often sounds fluid and musical.

Discussing the effects of rhyme
Masculine and feminine ryhmeThe harmony rhymeIt’s role in giving emphasis It’s ability to focus the meaning of a poem

Harmony rhyme
Harmony rhyme creates a felling of completeness, the sense that something has been resolved or finished.