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Poetry Terms That Start with the Letter F


Feminine rhyme - A rhyme using two-syllable words where the second syllable is unstressed.
Example: "My heart is yearning for more learning."

Foot - The smallest unit of rhythm in a poem consisting of two or more syllables.
Example: Anapests and dactyls are one metric foot each. An iamb is one foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. Iambic pentameter is a line consisting of five feet where each foot is composed of two syllables.

Free verse - One of the distinctively American poetry terms. Free verse is poetry with no set meter. Can be rhymed or unrhymed.

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