Glossary of Poetic Terms
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written by Lewis Carroll which first appeared in Alice Through the
Looking Glass (1872). It employed many made-up words or neologisms.
||Group of poets including Shakespeare, John
Donne, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton who were writing during the reign
of James I (1603-1625).
||There are a number of Japanese poetic forms which rely
upon syllable counting rather than rhyme or meter. In general, these
forms are short and attempt to create something which is greater than
the sum of the parts. See haiku
tanka (Waka or uta).
Type of chanted poetry pioneered by the American poet (Nicholas) Vachel
Lindsay. The form was further developed by Langston Hughes who became one of the first poets to recite his poetry to music. It also informed
the work of US Beat Poets such as Kenneth Rexroth and UK poets such as
Logue, Roy Fisher and Michael Horovitz.
See also performance poetry and
Short, simple piece of rhyming verse e.g. nursery rhymes or adverts such
as: 'Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes'.
Chinese poetic term which literally means 'modern-form poetry'. It
refers to a regulated style of poetry which developed from the 5th
century onwards and employed four tones: the level tone and three
deflected tones (rising, falling and entering). Tu Fu was the most
accomplished exponent of jintishu. Compare to
In the manner of Samuel Johnson. This is
normally a reference to his grandiloquent prose style rather than to his
Wandering minstrel hired by the French
poets to perform their compositions.