Basic Elements of Poetry Notes (Rhyming Scheme: When two words that sound…
Basic Elements of Poetry Notes
Rhyming Scheme: When two words that sound the same come together.
Rhythm and meter: Is how much a syllable is stressed and how the pattern comes back.
One Foot: Monometer
Two Feet: Dimeter
Three Feet: Trimeter
Four Feet: Tetrameter
Five Feet: Pentameter
Sic Feet: Hexameter
Couplet: Stanza with 2 lines
A stanza is to a poem what a paragraph is to a piece of prosaic writing - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a single unit of a poem.
Terect: Composed of 3 lines
Quatrain: Consists of 4 lines
Cinquain: Stanza with 5 lines
Seset: Made of 6 lines
Sonnet: Entire poem with 14 lines
The Imagery shows a vivid picture in your mind as you read and are many including:
Symbolism can be taken in different ways by different people. Is used to add to the writing.
Alliteration repeats the constant sound of the word before it.
Simile: Compares two things using the words Like or as.
Metaphor is used to compare two things without using like or as.