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Poetry. What is poetry? The following material was taken from Manfred Jahn, Cologne University. Examples:. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree; where Alph, the sacred river, ran through caverns measureless to man . . .
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Verse What is verse? The accompanying material was taken from Manfred Jahn, Cologne University

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Examples: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately joy arch pronouncement; where Alph, the holy stream, went through sinkholes unfathomable to man . . . on the other hand : If it accept my respectable father\'s individual, I\'ll address it however hellfire itself ought to expand and offer me hold my peace.

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Look at this one! And after that, idea Clarissa Dalloway, what a morning - new as though issued to youngsters on a shoreline.

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Solution: Most individuals are sensibly certain to state - accurately - that the initial two things are verse and that the last thing is composition. Poetical entries have a specific "musicality" The composition entry from Woolf\'s novel has no such cadence; it is \'musically free\' .

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Definition: Rhythm The emphasis (redundancy) of a gathering of components. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately delight vault proclaim; where Alph, the hallowed waterway, went through sinkholes inconceivable to man . . . 4 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 4 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 4 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 | 0 1 |

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More elements: I discover no peace, and all my war is done (Wyatt, 1557) One day I composed her name upon the strand (Spenser, 1594) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 5

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Iambic penta-meter That season of year thou mayst in me observe (Shakespeare, 1609) Since there\'s no, come let us kiss and part (Drayton, 1619) And ten low words oft inch in one dull line (Pope, 1711) Iambic penta-meter Iambic penta-meter

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Answer: These lines are all indistinguishable long. it is the quantity of syllables: the lines are all precisely ten syllables in length. Poetical mood of this sort is called "meter" (fr. Greek \'measure\'), and a line (or verse) that is rhythmical in this way is said to be \'metrical\'.

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Definition of meter The syllabic musicality of verse. A lyric\'s meter can be brought out by utilizing a system called \'scansion\', a sort of upheld metrical perusing.

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keeping in mind the end goal to "output" a line of verse, make one radical presumption: expect that a syllable can be either pushed or unstressed, and that\'s it.

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To check a line intends to dole out to each of its syllables either zero stretch or most extreme push. Assume, for a minute, that an unstressed syllable sounds like a frail "da" and a focused on one like a solid "DUM". Presently take the succession "da-DUM"(iamb)

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Variations: "DUM-da-da", (dactyl) "da-da-DUM", (anapest) "da-DUM-da-da", (second paeon)

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Border cases If you are keen on a touch of basic reflection, consider a point of confinement case. Take the single syllable "DUM" and repeat it. Do you get a cadence?

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Notation "o" for an unstressed (zero focused on) syllable "1" for a focused on one. different documentations: o x  (unstressed) 1/ — (focused)

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Examples "compare" has a push example of „o1" "practice" one of „1o" and "feminine" one of „1oo".

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Metrical lines A metrical line is a line which, when examined, has a standard rhythmical example. A succession like o1o1o1 is metrical It has three gatherings of "o1"s; so is 1oo1oo (two gatherings of 1oo). Conversely, the succession o1oo1ooo1o1 is not rhythmical in light of the fact that there are no iterated syllabic gatherings.

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Foot A foot is a negligible syllabic metrical unit (or rhythmical gathering). The four most basic feet comprise of a few syllables of which one is focused. iamb (o1) A rhyming foot is a two-syllable foot that starts with an unstressed syllable, and finishes with a focused on one. "to be or not to be" (Shakespeare).

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Other Feet trochee (1o) A trochaic foot is a two-syllable foot that starts with a focused on syllable took after by an unstressed syllable; a transformed iamb, on the off chance that you need. Illustration: "Go and get a falling star" (Donne). 1 o 1 o 1 o 1

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Other Feet dactyl (1oo) A dactylic foot is a three-syllable foot that starts with a focused on syllable and closures in two unstressed ones. Case: "Virginal Lilian, inflexibly, humblily, dutiful" (Poe 1969 [1846]: 127). 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 o

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and anapest (oo1) An anapestic foot is a three-syllable foot that starts with two unstressed syllables and closures in a focused on syllable; an upset dactyl, on the off chance that you need. Case: "It was numerous and numerous a year back" (Poe, "Annabel Lee"). o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1

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Substitutions Many prosodists additionally take into account (no less than) two utmost case feet which serve entirely neighborhood works just: the spondee (11) and the pyrrhic (oo)

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Exercise Determine, by scansion the kind of foot utilized as a part of Lewis Carroll\'s "Mad Gardener\'s Song":

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He thought he saw an Elephant, That honed on a fife; He looked once more, and discovered it was A letter from his significant other. "At length I realize," he said, "The severity of Life." 4 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 3 o 1 o 1 o 1 4 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 3 o 1 o 1 o 1 4 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 3 o 1 o 1 o 1

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He thought he saw a Rattlesnake That addressed him in Greek: He looked once more, and discovered it was The center of one week from now. "The one thing I regret," he said, Is that it can\'t speak!"

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Metrical length The metrical length of a line equivalents the quantity of feet contained in it. On this premise, a verse can be a monometer (one foot), - a dimeter (two feet), a trimeter (three feet),

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a tetrameter (four feet), a pentameter (five feet), a hexamater (six feet) or a heptameter (seven feet).

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Combinations Type of foot in addition to metrical length yields classes like \'trochaic dimeter\' (1o), \'predictable rhyming\' (o1) and so forth. The measured rhyming, specifically, emerges as the most mainstream line in English verse writing.

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Rhyme, verse arrangement, stanza Like cadence, rhyme is a sound-situated poetical component. Two words rhyme in the event that they are indistinguishable or comparative from the last focused on vowel onwards. A rhyme is an immaculate rhyme or an impeccable rhyme when the rhyming bits are indistinguishable in sound ( ran/man, brilliant/night, some/any, curb/reestablish, great/triumphant );

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Half rhyme though a half rhyme/incline rhyme is one in which the rhyming parts are just comparative in sound (frequently it is precisely the vowels that contrast: stack/cover, stone/glare, over/recoup ).

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Eye rhyme An eye rhyme joins two words that look as though they should rhyme splendidly however in actuality don\'t, e.g., girl and giggling . For the most part, an eye rhyme is just a half rhyme. Note, nonetheless, that what may show up as an eye rhyme may once have been an unadulterated rhyme (as demonstrate/love was in Shakespeare)

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Rich rhyme A rich rhyme joins two words that sound completely similar (homophones): reed/read , custom/right .

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End rhyme An end rhyme is one in which the rhyming words happen toward the end of two lines (this is, obviously, the standard case).

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Internal rhyme An interior rhyme is one in which one of the rhyming words happens in the center and the other toward the end of a line ("Once upon a midnight dismal , while I contemplated, feeble and tired " - Poe).

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Masculine and ladylike rhyme A manly rhyme is one that finishes in a solitary focused on syllable (ran/man). A ladylike rhyme is one that closures in at least one unstressed syllables (Niger/tiger).

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Functions Rhymes accentuate the end of a line; they retain verses; and they connection and tie verse successions. For an examination of complex rhyming examples, conventional lower-case letters (except for \'x\') are utilized to speak to rhyming lines, and the letter "x" speaks to a non-rhyming line.

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Rhyming examples The two most regular and essential rhyming examples are substitute rhymes and grasping rhymes: A substitute rhyme is a verse arrangement that rhymes abab (or correspondingly, for example, xaxa ); a grasping rhyme is a verse grouping that rhymes abba (or likewise, for example, axxa ).

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Standard verse-succession designs A couplet is a verse arrangement comprising of precisely two rhyming lines ( aa ). The short couplet or octosyllabic couplet is a verse arrangement comprising of the example a4a4 : I am his Highness\' Dog at Kew ; Pray let me know, Sir, whose Dog are you ? (Pope) 8

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courageous couplet The brave couplet utilizes the example a5a5: A hour of calm instantly might we see ; Till then, in persistence our procedure be . (Village V.1.291) pentameter o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 o 1 phyrric substitution

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Tercet A tercet is a verse grouping utilizing either the rhyme design axa or aaa (the last is likewise called a triplet).

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Quatrain and others A quatrain is a verse succession comprising of four lines, as a rule of the rhyming example xaxa, abba or

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