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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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  • 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


  • 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