poetry(349)

sonnet
14 line poem, usually a lyric. it has strict rhyme scheme

villanelle
19 line poem composed of 5 tercets and a concluding quatrain

assonance
repetition of the same or similar vowel sounds in a series of words: creep,three, feet,

rhyme
repetition of concluding sounds in different words, often intentionally used at the end of poetic lines.

imagery
words or phrases that describe the concrete experience of the 5 senses, most often sight. A pattern of imagery is a group of related images developed throughout a work.

Imagism
movement in modern poetry stressing terseness and concrete imagery.

Imagist were a group of early 20th century american poets who focused on visual images and created new rhythms and meters.

narrative
the story telling piece of literature; the forward-moving recounting of episode and description.

lyric
form of poetry, usually brief and intense, that expresses a poets subjective response to the world. in classical times lyrics wee set to music.

ballad
a narrative poem rooted in oral tradition, usually arranged in quatrains rhyming ABCD and containing a refrain.

dramatic monologue
type of poem perfected by Robert Browning that consists of a single speaker talking to one or more listeners and often revealing much more about the speaker than he or she seems to intend.

speaker
the narrative voice the poets uses

persona
the identity the poets assumes;

sarcasm
forms of irony which apparent praises is used to convey strong,bitter criticism.