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Poetry: Rhyme, Rhythm, and Meter. Rhyme. The correspondence of sounds Internal Rhyme: Rhyme that occurs within the line Cecily B eas ley was never polite. She never said thank you , pl eas e , or good night .

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rhyme
Rhyme
  • The correspondence of sounds
    • Internal Rhyme: Rhyme that occurs within the line
      • Cecily Beasley was never polite.
      • She never said thank you, please, or good night.
    • End Rhyme: the repetition of accented vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in words which come at the ends of lines of poetry.
      • Cecily Beasley was never polite. A
      • She never said thank you, please, or good night. A
rhythm
Rhythm
  • The regular recurrence of sounds.
    • Meter: the measured rhythm of a poem
      • Monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, octameter
    • Foot: the pattern in a line of poetry (1 accented syllable and one or more unaccented syllables)
      • Iamb: unaccented syllable, accented syllable I wonder who she is
      • Trochee: accented syllable, unaccented syllable under cover
      • Anapest: unaccented syllable, unaccented syllable, accented syllable As I came to the edge of the woods
      • Dactyl(ic): accented syllable, unaccented syllable, unaccented syllable Half a league, half a league, half a league onward
      • Spondee: accented syllable, accented syllable bookmark tetrarch
      • Monosyllabic Foot: accented syllable Grow
      • Blank Verse: unrhymed Iambic Pentameter
spenserian stanza
Spenserian Stanza
  • Nine Lines
  • Rhyme Scheme: ababbcbcc
  • Eight lines in iambic pentameter
  • The ninth line in iambic hexameter

A Gentle Knight was pricking on the plaine, A

Y cladd in mightiearmes and silver shielde, B

Wherein old dents of deepe wounds did remaine, A

The cruellmarkes of many a bloudyfielde; B

Yet armes till that time did he never wield: B

His angry steede did chide his fomingbitt, C

As much disdayning to the curbe to yield: B

Full jolly knight he seemed, and faire did sitt, C

As one for knightly jousts and fierce encounters fitt. C

the faerie queen
The Faerie Queen
  • Romantic Allegory (494): An epic of extended fiction which uses characters and events to represent nonliteral meanings. The characters are often personified to obtain the strong symbolism essential in any allegory.
  • Gloriana: Gloryor Queen Elizabeth I
  • Red Cross Knight: Holiness or Typical Christian seeking holiness
  • Una: Truth or Scripture
  • Error: False religions and doctrines that lead men to destruction or Roman Catholic Church
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