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Poetry Crossword

Across
Often thought of as a poem’s timing. Rhythm is the juxtaposition of stressed and unstressed beats in a poem, and is often used to give the reader a lens through which to move through the work. (See meter and foot)
Stressed stressed; Used to add emphasis and break up monotonous rhythm
The pattern of organization of a poem. For example, a Shakespearean sonnet is a 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter. Because the sonnet is strictly constrained, it is considered a closed or fixed form. An open or free form poem has looser form, or perhaps one of the author’s invention, but it is important to remember that these poems are not necessarily formless.
Stressed, unstressed, unstressed; Often used in classical Greek or Latin text, later revived by the Romantics, then again by the Beatles, often thought to create a heartbeat or pulse in a poem
Unstressed, unstressed, stressed; Often used in longer poems or “rhymed stories”
Down
when an object is meant to be representative of something or an idea greater than the object itself.
Measure or structuring of rhythm in a poem
grouping of stressed and unstressed syllables used in line or poem
Stressed, Unstressed; Often used in children’s rhymes and to help with memorization, gives poem a hurried feeling
The person delivering the poem. Remember, a poem does not have to have a speaker, and the speaker and the poet are not necessarily one in the same.
The implied attitude towards the subject of the poem. Is it hopeful, pessimistic, dreary, worried? A poet conveys tone by combining all of the elements listed above to create a precise impression on the reader.