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Elements of Modernist Poetry
In this lesson, you will
Some forms of poetry follow specific ______________________ for rhyme and meter. For example, sonnets
and ballads have particular
that __________________________ them as unique.
Labor with what zeal we
Something still remains un
Waits the rising of the
By the bedside, on the
At the threshold, near the
With its menace or its
Like a medicant it
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.