Lay - A long narrative poem sung by medieval minstrels called trouveres.
Limerick - A light, humorous poem consisting of lines composed in anapests and using a simple rhyme scheme: aabba.
Litotes - A figure of speech where the negation of a negative comment affirms its positive opposite. Example: It’s not a big deal.
Lyric - A poem which expresses complex thoughts or feelings from the point of view of a specific speaker. The lyric has its origins in ancient Greece where the poet reciting the form was accompanied by the lyre.
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