a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter
a stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes
a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry
a humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line
a pause near the middle of a line.
the recurrence of similar sounds, especially consonants, in close proximity
a poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas. Traditional ballads are typically of unknown authorship, having been passed on orally from one generation to the next as part of the folk culture