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Confessional Poetry is a style of poetry that is personal, often making use of a first-person narrator. It is a branch of Postmodernism that emerged in the US in the 1950s.
A villanelle is a nineteen-line poem that is divided into five tercets or sets of three lines, and one concluding quatrain, or set of four lines.
Amatory fiction is a genre of literature that was popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It is today considered a predecessor of the romance novel.
Leonine rhymes utilize internal rhyme and a natural pause in the middle of a line. These rhymes were most common in the Middle Ages. Specifically, in Latin poetry.
Rhythm refers to the use of long and short stresses, or stressed and unstressed, within the writing.
Sibilance is a literary device in which consonant sounds are stressed. These are primarily “s” and “th” sounds.
The epode is the third part of an ode. It follows the strophe and antistrophe in traditional ode-writing. It is also considered its own branch of poetry.
A lyric poem is a musically inclined, short verse that speaks on poignant and powerful emotions.
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