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[Summary]Glossary Terms | Poetry Foundation Often used in political speeches and occasionally in prose and poetry, anaphora is the repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines to create a sonic effect. Dr. Martin Lut

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Glossary Terms | Poetry Foundation

Often used in political speeches and occasionally in prose and poetry, anaphora is the repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines to create a sonic effect.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which uses anaphora not only in its oft-quoted “I have a dream” refrain but throughout, as in this passage when he repeats the phrase “go back to”:

Poetry Terms: 40 Brief Definitions

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Poetry Terms: Brief Definitions

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Try the Online Quiz on Poetry Terms to test your knowledge of these terms.You might also like to try the Online Quiz on Prosody to test your knowledge of scanning poetry.

Glossary of Poetry Terms for Writing & Reading Poems

Glossary of Poetry Terms

This index of common poetry terms—from alliteration to verse—will take the mystery out of the art form. Whether you're a student looking to improve your creative writing skills or someone who just wishes to learn more about the craft of poetry, this glossary will help make sense out of the many terms and types of poetry.

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Poetry Forms - ( Poetry Terms follow)

The definition of poetry is a type of literature that is written in meter. A "poem" (from the Greek poiemalis) a specific work of poetry. A Poetry Form is the general organizing principle of a literary work.

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Types of Poetry

Poetry.org

Periods, styles and movements

(Organised alphabetically, not by date)

American poetry

Australian Poetry

Automatic poetry

Black Mountain

British Poetry Revival

Canadian Poetry

Chanson de geste

Chinese poetry

Concrete poetry

Cowboy poetry

Digital poetry

Erasure poetry

Found poetry

Irish poetry

Korean poetry

Limerick poetry

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