Ever wanted to write poetry? Here’s some basic rules and definitions for you!
Foot- A unit of poetic meter or rhythm
Breve- An unaccented syllable
IAMB- A type of foot that consists of a breve followed by an accent
Anapest- A type of foot that consists of two breves followed by an accent
Trochee- A type of foot that consists of an accent followed by a breve
Meter- The rhythm of a line of poetry
Stanza- A paragraph of poetry
Rhyme- Poetry with lines that end with the same sound
Full Rhyme- Each line ends with an exact sound
Slant Rhyme- Each line ends with an approximate sound. This tends to add tension to poetry.
Metaphor- A figure of speech that calls an object something it is not due to a similarity between the two
Personification- A figure of speech that treats an object as though it were a person or has person-like attributes
Simile- A figure of speech that compares two dissimilar subjects using words including like, as, or than
Synecdoche- A figure of speech where a part of an object represents the whole object
Now have at it! Make sure and tag me with your poetic ventures on Instagram @abrigailjulian