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Unformatted text preview: • Spondaic two stressed and no unstressed 1 foot per verse-monometer 2 foot per verse- dimeter 3 trimeter 4 tetrameter 5 pentameter 6 hexameter 7 heptameter Other structural conventions These conventions can be used for reinforcing the rhythm of a poem, aesthetics (making the poem pretty), or as cues to the reader Rhyme- the repetition of identical (seat/heat) or similar sounds (send.sound), usually at the end of a verse Alliteration- beginning sounds is the same in two or more words in a line (great/grow) Assonance- vowel sounds are the same (great/fail) Consonance- end sounds is the same (send/hand) Genres of Poetry Epic poetry- tells a narrative of a heroic act or deed….paul riveres ride Lyric Poetry- more personal in scope, attempts to convey a feeling or a mood Ode- type of lyric poem that addresses a person (or thing) in a dignified and serious manner Elegy- a mournful poem that is usually a lament for or remembrance of the dead…francis myles...
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