The Index of
World-Class Poetry Terms
Poetry Terms That Start with the Letter F
- A rhyme using two-syllable words where the second syllable is unstressed.
"My heart is yearning for more learning."
- The smallest unit of rhythm in a poem consisting of two or more syllables.
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.
- One of the distinctively American poetry terms. Free verse is poetry with no set meter. Can be rhymed or unrhymed.
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