Poetry Terms. Types of Poetry. Lyric- usually a short poem meant to express emotion Narrative- tells a story Dramatic- from the point of view of a fictitious character. Forms of Poetry. Verse- regular rhythm to the lines Free verse- no regular rhythm
An iamb is a combination of stressed and unstressed syllables. Say the words between,mature, and instead. These are iambs. In poetry, repeated rhythmic units are called “feet.” An iamb is a kind of foot.
Petrarchan sonnets are divided into two quatrains and a six-line "sestet," with the rhyme scheme abbaabbacdecde (or cdcdcd).