Prose versus Poetry, structure of

poetry

Prose versus Poetry, structure of – Prose is written language whose structure is that of ordinary speech. Prose is opposed to poetry, which is language structured by a scheme other than that of ordinary speech. Such schemes include: Rhyme – Assonance and consonance Rhythm – Accented and unaccented syllables; number of syllables Shape – Where [...]

Foot (Poetic)

foot

Foot (Poetic) – The foot is the basic unit of rhythm in poetry, notated with mark indicating whether each syllable of the foot is stressed (accented, emphasized; notated with the macron: ¯ ) or unstressed (unaccented, not emphasized; notated with the breve: ˘ ). A foot can consist of one or more words. Here are [...]