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Copyright © 2019 Edmentum Inc. All Rights Reserved. Elements of Modernist Poetry Objective In this lesson, you will Rhyme Scheme Some forms of poetry follow specific ______________________ for rhyme and meter. For example, sonnets and ballads have particular rhyme schemes that __________________________ them as unique. Labor with what zeal we will , Something still remains un d one , Something uncompleted still Waits the rising of the sun . By the bedside, on the stair , At the threshold, near the gates , With its menace or its prayer Like a medicant it waits ; This poem is traditional; it maintains a ________________________ form and a _________________ _______________ of abab cdcd. Every other line rhymes, and each line consists of seven syllables. Just as this poem’s punctuation and grammar are formal, so are its themes. The speaker is telling of an upcoming, expected event. In modernist poetry, expected events almost always turn out to be a mirage, forcing one to deal with the ________________ ______________ of life. The positive aspects of events turn out to be __________________ of a person’s imagination. In the modernist literary movement, poets began to ______________________ with rhyme and rhyme schemes. They varied the number of syllables in a line and used unique rhyme schemes or no rhyme at all.

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