Synonyms of 'poetry: Poetry and prosody terms'
accentual metreaccentual-syllabic metre or stress-syllabic metreAdonicAlcaicAlexandrinea line of verse having six iambic feet, usually with a caesura after the third foot alliterationamoebaean or amoebeanamphibracha metrical foot consisting of a long syllable between two short syllables amphimacera metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of one short syllable between two long ones, or, in English verse, of one unaccented syllable between two accented ones (Ex.: | hésĭtáte |) anacrusisanapaest or anapesta metrical foot of three syllables, the first two short, the last long anapaestic or anapesticantistrophe(in classical prosody) the second of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem arsis(in classical prosody) the long syllable or part on which the ictus falls in a metrical foot assonancebacchiusa metrical foot of one short syllable followed by two long ones ballad stanzaa four-line stanza, often used in ballads, in which the second and fourth lines rhyme and have three stresses each and the first and third lines are unrhymed and have four stresses each blank verseunrhymed verse, esp in iambic pentameters boba very short line of verse at the end of a stanza or preceding a rhyming quatrain (the wheel) at the end of a stanza cadence or cadencya rhythm or rhythmic construction in verse or prose; measure caesura or cesura(in modern prosody) a pause, esp for sense, usually near the middle of a verse line cantocatalecticchoriamb or choriambusa metrical foot used in classical verse consisting of four syllables, two short ones between two long ones closed coupletcommon measurethe usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b common metrea stanza form, used esp for hymns, consisting of four lines, two of eight syllables alternating with two of six consonance or consonancysimilarity between consonants, but not between vowels, as between the s and t sounds in sweet silent thought couplettwo successive lines of verse, usually rhymed and of the same metre cretic or amphimacera metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first long, the second short, and the third long dactyla metrical foot of three syllables, one long followed by two short dactylicof, relating to, or having a dactyl diaeresis or dieresisa pause in a line of verse occurring when the end of a foot coincides with the end of a word dipodydisticha unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet elisionend-stoppedenjambementenvoy or envoia brief dedicatory or explanatory stanza concluding certain forms of poetry, notably ballades epodethe part of a lyric ode that follows the strophe and the antistrophe eye rhymea rhyme involving words that are similar in spelling but not in sound, such as stone and none feminine endingfeminine rhymea rhyme between words in which one, two, or more unstressed syllables follow a stressed one, as in elation, nation or merrily, verily foota group of two or more syllables in which one syllable has the major stress, forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm free verse or vers librehalf-rhymea rhyme in which the vowel sounds are not identical, such as years and yours hemistichheptameterheptasticha poem, strophe, or stanza that consists of seven lines heroic coupleta verse form consisting of two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter hexameter(in Greek and Latin epic poetry) a verse line of six metrical feet, of which the first four are usually dactyls or spondees, the fifth almost always a dactyl, and the sixth a spondee or trochee hypermeteriamb or iambusa metrical foot consisting of two syllables, a short one followed by a long one iambica metrical foot, line, or stanza of verse consisting of iambs ictusinternal rhymerhyme that occurs between words within a verse line ionicjabberwockyleonine rhymelong metremacaronicmasculine endingmasculine rhymea rhyme between stressed monosyllables or between the final stressed syllables of polysyllabic words metrethe rhythmic arrangement of syllables in verse, usually according to the number and kind of feet in a line octameteroctave or octetonomatopoeiaottava rimaa stanza form consisting of eight iambic pentameter lines, rhyming a b a b a b c c paeona metrical foot of four syllables, with one long one and three short ones in any order paeonicpararhymea part-rhyme in which the consonants are the same but the vowels are different pentameter(in classical prosody) a verse line consisting of two dactyls, one stressed syllable, two dactyls, and a final stressed syllable pentasticha poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of five lines perfect rhyme or full rhymerhyme between words in which the stressed vowels and any succeeding consonants are identical although the consonants preceding the stressed vowels may be different, as between part/hart or believe/conceive Pindaricpyhrricquantitative metrequatraina stanza or poem of four lines, esp one having alternate rhymes quintain or quintet refrainrhymea verse or piece of poetry having corresponding sounds at the ends of the lines rhyme royala stanzaic form introduced into English verse by Chaucer, consisting of seven lines of iambic pentameter rhyming a b a b b c c rhyme schemethe pattern or arrangement of rhymes within a poem or verse rhythmany specific such arrangement; metre rime richerhyme between words or syllables that are identical in sound, as in command/demand, pair/pear Sapphica verse, line, or stanza written in the Sapphic form scansionseptetsestetany six-line stanza sestina or sextainan elaborate verse form of Italian origin, normally unrhymed, consisting of six stanzas of six lines each and a concluding tercet. The six final words of the lines in the first stanza are repeated in a different order in each of the remaining five stanzas and also in the concluding tercet short metrea stanza form, used esp for hymns, consisting of four lines, the third of which has eight syllables, while the rest have six Spenserian stanzathe stanza form used by the poet Spenser in his poem The Faerie Queene, consisting of eight lines in iambic pentameter and a concluding Alexandrine, rhyming a b a b b c b c c spondeea metrical foot consisting of two long syllables spondaicsprung rhythma type of poetic rhythm characterized by metrical feet of irregular composition, each having one strongly stressed syllable, often the first, and an indefinite number of unstressed syllables stanzastichicstrophe(in classical verse) the first division of the threefold structure of a Pindaric ode syllabic metreterceta group of three lines of verse that rhyme together or are connected by rhyme with adjacent groups of three lines terza rimaa verse form of Italian origin consisting of a series of tercets in which the middle line of one tercet rhymes with the first and third lines of the next tetrabrach(in classical prosody) a word or metrical foot composed of four short syllables tetrameter(in classical prosody) a line of verse composed of four dipodies tetrapodytetrasticha poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of four lines triplettrochaicof, relating to, or consisting of trochees trocheea metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short unstoppedverse paragraphwheela set of short rhyming lines, usually four or five in number, forming the concluding part of a stanza ▷ See poetry
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