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Poetry is a form of literary art making use of rythmic and aesthetic qualities of language to evoke meanings. Poetry has a long history evolving from folk music.

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verse paragraph

Literature; Poetry

A line grouping of varying length, as distinct from stanzas of equal length. Seldom used in rhymed verse, it is the usual division in blank verse.

ubi sunt

Literature; Poetry

Poetic theme in which the poet asks "where are" they, where have they gone. The theme began in Medieval Latin, with the formula ubi sunt used to introduce a roll-call of the dead or missing and to ...

unmetered poetry

Literature; Poetry

poetry without a regular recurring numerical principle in its rhythmic construction, also known as 'free verse'.

unstressed syllable

Literature; Poetry

A syllable that is not emphasized, like the a in aghast or the ish in churlish.


Literature; Poetry

One of a school of poets of northern France who flourished from the 11th to 14th centuries and who composed mostly narrative works such as chansons de geste and fabliaux.

true rhyme

Literature; Poetry

See Perfect Rhyme


Literature; Poetry

One of a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians, often of knightly rank, who flourished from the 11th through the 13th centuries in Southern France and neighboring areas of Italy and Spain, and who ...

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