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  Poetry - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The oldest epic poetry besides the Epic of Gilgamesh are the Greek epics Iliad and Odyssey and the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Prosody is the study of the meter, rhythm, and intonation of a poem.
Meter is the abstract pattern established for a verse (such as iambic pentameter), while rhythm is the actual sound that results from a line of poetry.
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 Top Literature - Poetry
Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics.
The rejection of traditional forms and structures for poetry that began in the first half of the twentieth century coincided with a questioning of the purpose and meaning of traditional definitions of poetry and of distinctions between poetry and prose, particularly given examples of poetic prose and prosaic "poetry".
Poetry that is based on the irregular rhythmic cadence or the recurrence, with variations, of phrases, images, and syntactical patterns rather than the conventional use of meter.
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 Meter
Prosody is sometimes used to describe poetic meter, and indicates the analysis of similar aspects of language in linguistics.
Meters in English verse, and in the classical Western poetic tradition on which it is founded, are named by the characteristic foot and the number of feet per line.
Another important meter in English is the ballad meter, also called the "common meter", which is a four line stanza, with two pairs of a line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line of iambic trimeter; the rhymes usually fall on the lines of trimeter, although in many instances the tetrameter also rhymes.
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 Meter (Poetry): Lines
Thomas A. DuBois' "Finnish Folk Poetry and the Kalevala" is one of the rare monographs written by a non-native Finnish-speaker on Kalevala meter poetry.
Meter usually means that every line or every couplet (a pair of lines) has the same rhythm; the same number of syllables and the same pattern.
English meter is traditionally conceived as being founded on the patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables.
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 Meter in Poetry and Verse
In verse and poetry, meter is a recurring pattern of stressed (accented, or long) and unstressed (unaccented, or short) syllables in lines of a set length.
Meter is determined by the type of foot and the number of feet in a line.
The meter of these lines is trochaic tetrameter—tetrameter because they each contain three complete feet and one incomplete foot, for a total of four feet.
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  Meter
MeterMeter is the rhythm or pattern of syllables in the lines of a poem.
English meter is founded on the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Different types of poetry are defined by the arrangements of syllables in patterns repeated throughout the poem.
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  Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics.
The rejection of traditional forms and structures for poetry that began in the first half of the twentieth century, coincided with a questioning of the purpose and meaning of traditional definitions of poetry and of distinctions between poetry and prose, particularly given examples of poetic prose and prosaic "poetry".
Prosody is the study of the meter, rhythm, and intonation of a poem.
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  Meter in poetry: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
In literature, meter is a term used in the scansion of poetry, usually indicated by the kind of feet and the number of them.
In English poetry, feet are determined by emphasis rather than length, with stressed and unstressed syllables serving the same function as long and short syllables in classical meter.
Inversion: When a foot of poetry is reversed with respect to the general meter of a poem, it is referred to as an inversion.
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  Meter (poetry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prosody is sometimes used to describe poetic meter, and indicates the analysis of similar aspects of language in linguistics.
Meters in English verse, and in the classical Western poetic tradition on which it is founded, are named by the characteristic foot and the number of feet per line.
Another important meter in English is the ballad meter, also called the "common meter", which is a four line stanza, with two pairs of a line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line of iambic trimeter; the rhymes usually fall on the lines of trimeter, although in many instances the tetrameter also rhymes.
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 Poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rejection of traditional forms and structures for poetry that began in the first half of the twentieth century, coincided with a questioning of the purpose and meaning of traditional definitions of poetry and of distinctions between poetry and prose.
Prosody is the study of the meter, rhythm, and intonation of a poem.
Meter is the abstract pattern established for a verse (such as iambic pentameter), while rhythm is the actual sound that results from a line of poetry.
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 Meter (poetry) - Information at Halfvalue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Meters in English verse, and in the classical Western poetic tradition on which it is founded, are named by the characteristic foot and the number of feet per line.
This meter was used most often in the Sapphic stanza, named after the Greek poet Sappho, who wrote many of her poems in the form.
Another important meter in English is the ballad meter, also called the "common meter", which is a four line stanza, with two pairs of a line of iambic tetrameter followed by a line of iambic trimeter; the rhymes usually fall on the lines of trimeter, although in many instances the tetrameter also rhymes.
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 Learn more about Meter (poetry) in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In literature, meter is a term used in the scansion of poetry, usually indicated by the kind of feet and the number of them.
Inversion: When a foot of poetry is reversed with respect to the general meter of a poem, it is referred to as an inversion.
Another important meter in English is the ballad meter, also called the "common meter", which is a four line stanza, with two lines of iambic tetrameter followed by two lines of iambic trimeter; the rhymes usually fall on the lines of trimeter, although in many instances the tetrameter also rhymes.
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 The UVic Writer's Guide: Meter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Meter is the organization of speech rhythms (verbal stresses) into regular patterns, in terms of both the arrangement of stresses and their frequency of repetition per line of verse.
Poetry is organized by the division of each line of verse into "feet," metric units which each consist of a particular arrangement of strong and weak stresses.
Meter is also determined by the number of feet in a line.
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 Poetry
Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω; (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art form (although there is also an ancient and modern poetry which relies mainly upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content.
Poetry often uses condensed form to convey an emotion or idea to the reader or listener, as well as using devices such as assonance, alliteration and repetition to achieve musical or incantatory effects.
Poetry was employed as a means of recording oral history, storytelling (epic poetry), genealogy, and law.
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 Poetry
Meter gives form to what we hear in a poem by telling us what to expect the flow of language to do from line to line.
Meter varies according to the sounds of the language in which a poem is written.
In poetry written in English, meters are based on syllables and on stress (the vocal emphasis given to a syllable).
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 meter, in music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Meter is usually indicated by a time signature, a fraction whose numerator indicates the number of beats in a measure and whose denominator indicates the note value that is the unit of beating.
In music of the 18th and 19th cent., however, the same meter is usually adhered to throughout a section or movement in a composition.
For meter in poetry, see versification; for meter as a unit of measure, see metric system.
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 20th WCP: Poetry, History, and Dialectic
The proposal that meter is the genus of poetry amounts to a confusion of a differentia for a genus.
Yet both passages contrasting poetry and history are followed immediately by injunctions to tragedians to draw upon history as their source material (9.1451b15-32; 23.1459a30-b7).
Poetry is, in effect, a science of human action, and history the material from which it is derived.
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 Q&L/Musings Guest Essay
Meter, on principle, has been subject to direct attack for some time­­perhaps a sign that free verse's stolid entrenchment as the only conceivable form for American poetry has begun to quiver.
This last fact, more than the arguments usually offered by meter's critics, does much to explain the frequent glibness of their dismissal of new formalist work: like writers who use conspicuously literary diction, poets who write in meter seem to the mainstream simply to be out of step with their time.
Meter, in the most basic physical way, releases unconscious, illogical energy and brings it into coaction with the rational part of the mind, creating a synergy that might seem badly needed today­­a balance belween unconscious and conscious power that perhaps composes, to put it bluntly, sanity.
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 Hebrew Poetry
Adopting this account of poetry as criticism, it may unhesitatingly be affirmed that the Hebrew Scriptures contain a goodly amount of genuine poetry; see the Psalms, Job, Canticles, etc. It is strange but true that poetical is older than prose written composition.
Notwithstanding the undoubted fact that poetry is largely represented in the Bible, it is noteworthy that this species of Bible literature was almost wholly ignored until the 18th century.
(e) Meter: The view of the present writer may be stated as follows: That the poetry of the Hebrew is not in the strict sense metrical, though the writers under the influence of strong emotion express themselves rhythmically, producing often the phenomena which came later to be codified under metrical rules.
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 Meter in English poetry the metrical foot
In English poetry, meter is determined by the number of stresses per line, and usually a poem written in metrical verse will keep to a basic, identifiable pattern, though variation may be achieved through deliberate substitution of different metrical feet into the basic pattern.
The meter of a poem is determined by the predominant metrical foot, and by the number of feet per line that predominates in the poem.
The new poetry that began to emerge in England in the fourteenth century, as a consequence of the introduction of French metrical patterns, used the accentual-syllabic metrical structure, the basic unit of which is the foot.
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 Meter in Poetry and Verse
In verse and poetry, meter is a recurring pattern of stressed (accented, or long) and unstressed (unaccented, or short) syllables in lines of a set length.
Meter is determined by the type of foot and the number of feet in a line.
The meter of these lines is trochaic tetrameter—tetrameter because they each contain three complete feet and one incomplete foot, for a total of four feet.
cummingsstudyguides.net /xmeter.html   (401 words)

  
 Poetry X » Articles » "What The Hell Is Poetry?" by Jough Dempsey
So meter is not absolute, but there if there is a general regularity to the frequency of stressed and unstressed syllables, a line is said to be “in meter.” The meter, or rhythm, must be repeated if we’re to be able to sense rhythm in a poem.
Poetry that is written in meter is often called “verse.”; More on meter and rhyme in a later article.
Poetry fills in the cracks, it’s the empty space that’s left after you remove the walls of the house.
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 Meter - Element of Poetry
Poetic meter is the measure of a line of poetry.
Most poems are not built on a fixed meter, but rather on a combination of meters and variety of them.
Nonmetrical poetry is called free because the poet has freed himself from conforming himself to the set of metrical patterns.
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 Poetry Terms
Blank verse is in unrhymed iambic pentameter which is a type of meter in poetry, in which there are five iambs to a line.
In poetry, word order may be shifted around to meet emphasis, to heighten the connection between two words, or to pick up on specific implications or traditions.
We believe that poetry is above all for pleasure but appreciate that for those studying the subject of poetry that the poetry terms and definitions used are vital for a greater understanding.
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 Meter (Poetry)
In Italian poetry, meter is determined solely by the position of the last accent in a line.
The definition of poetry is a type of literature that is written in meter.
From free verse to rhyme and meter, poetry remains a benchmark in the world of literature.
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