End Rhyme The rhyming of words at the end of two or more lines of poetry Example: – When you make your poetry rhyme… – You’ll keep your step and be just fine.
Rhyme scheme A pattern of rhyming in a poem; to describe the pattern or scheme, each line is assigned a letter, and lines that rhyme are given the same letter
Foot Is the smallest repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poetic line
Types of Foot Iambic—an unstressed (u) followed by a stressed (/) syllable (u /) Anapestic—two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable (u u /) Trochaic—a stressed followed by an unstressed syllable (/ u); opposite of iambic
Types of Foot cont. Dactylic—a stressed followed by two unstressed syllables (/ u u) Spondaic—two stressed syllables (/ /) Pyrrhic—two unstressed syllables (pyrrhic seldom appears by itself) (u u)
Stanza A line or group of lines in a poem separated by other groups of lines by extra space; a division in a poem that occurs at a natural pause or a point where the poet wants to speed up or slow down where the poem, shift its tone, change the setting, introduce a new idea or character