A composition, a work of verse, which may be in rhyme or may be blank verse or a combination of the two. Or it may depend on having a fixed number of syllables, like the haiku.
What makes a poem different from any other kind of composition?
the difference is its a species of magic, the secret to which lies in the way the words lean upon each other, are linked and interlocked in sense and rhythm, and thus elicit from each other's syllables a kind of tune whose beat and melody varies subtly and which is different from that of prose
A group of lines of verse. It may be of any number but more than twelve is uncommon; four is the commonest. The stanza is the unit of structure in a poem and most poets do not vary the unit within a poem.
What determines a stanza pattern?
A stanza pattern is determined by the number of lines, the number of feet in each line and the metrical and rhyming schemes
a stanza of four lines, rhymed or unrhymed. The commonest of all stanzaic forms in European poetry, it lends itself to wide variation in meter and rhyme.
what are the most common rhyming patterns?
an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varyingcontinuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning andending sound, as the oi- sound of toy or boil.
The term refers to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in verse. In English verse, meter is based on stress rather than quantity. A line maybe have a fixed number of syllables and yet have a varying number of stresses. As a rule meter keeps to a basic pattern, within which there are many variations. A common form of variation is substitution.
In english verse the following meters are the most commonest:
the following terms denote the number of feet per line: monometer-
to analyze (verse) as to its prosodic or metrical structure;read or recite (verse) so as to indicate or test the metricalform.
Metaphor (vehicle & tenor)
irony (dramatical, sarcasm, situational)
open form or free verse
argument = claim (why does text matter) + grounds (careful description)