eBook The Britannica Guide to Literary Elements: Poetry and Drama: Literary Terms and Concepts, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781615305391
  • DDC: 809.1
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
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Overview

Verse and drama have provided outlets for emotive expression and the creative impulse for centuries. Poignant, inspiring, and thought-provoking, plays and poems spoken or written in any language help reinterpret reality and evoke some of humanity's most profound truths. The terms culled in this volume describe many of the most potent elements of language—those that venture beyond the realm of prose and invoke the power of cadence, lyricism, and drama to recount all aspects of the human condition.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Poetry.
2: Attempts to Define Poetry.
3: Poetry and Prose.
4: Major Differences.
5: Poetic Diction and Experience.
6: Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
7: Form in Poetry.
8: Poetry as a Mode of Thought: The Protean Encounter.
9: Poetry: Terms and Concepts.
10: Abstract Poem.
11: Robert Frost.
12: Alliterative Verse.
13: Alphabet Rhyme.
14: Bard.
15: Blank Verse.
16: Bouts-Rimés.
17: Breton Lay.
18: Canto.
19: Ci.
20: Clerihew.
21: Concrete Poetry.
22: Couplet.
23: Cywydd.
24: Dithyramb.
25: Doggerel.
26: Dramatic Monologue.
27: Eclogue.
28: Elegy.
29: Envelope.
30: Epigram.
31: Epinicion.
32: Epithalamium.
33: Fabliau.
34: Fescennine Verse.
35: Flyting.
36: Found Poem.
37: Free Verse.
38: Amy Lowell.
39: Fu.
40: Georgian Poetry.
41: Ghazal.
42: Ḥāfeẓ.
43: Gnomic Poetry.
44: Haiku.
45: Bashō.
46: Half Rhyme.
47: Heroic Poetry.
48: Horatian Ode.
49: Idyll.
50: Jazz Poetry.
51: Jueju.
52: Lauda.
53: Light Verse.
54: Dorothy Parker.
55: Limerick.
56: Lüshi.
57: Bai Juyi.
58: Lyric.
59: Macaronic.
60: Sappho.
61: Metaphor.
62: Muwashshaḥ.
63: Nonsense Verse.
64: Nursery Rhyme.
65: Ode.
66: Ottava Rima.
67: Panegyric.
68: Pattern Poem.
69: Physical Poetry.
70: Pindaric Ode.
71: Poet Laureate.
72: Praise Song.
73: Prose Poem.
74: Rainer Maria Rilke.
75: Pure Poetry.
76: Qasida.
77: Sestina.
78: Sonnet.
79: Stanza.
80: Terza Rima.
81: Triolet.
82: Vers de Société.
83: Vers Libre.
84: Verset.
85: Villanelle.
86: Waka.
87: Yuefu.
88: Li Bai.
89: Prosody.
90: Elements of Prosody.
91: Scansion.
92: Meaning, Pace, and Sound.
93: Types of Metre.
94: T.S. Eliot.
95: Prosodic Style.
96: E.E. Cummings.
97: Theories of Prosody.
98: Prosody: Terms and Concepts.
99: Alcaic.
100: Alexandrine.
101: Alliteration.
102: Anapest.
103: Assonance.
104: Caesura.
105: Consonance.
106: Dactyl.
107: Diaeresis.
108: Elision.
109: Foot.
110: Hexameter.
111: Hiatus.
112: Iamb.
113: Pentameter.
114: Refrain.
115: Rhyme Royal.
116: Rhythm.
117: Spenserian Stanza.
118: Spondee.
119: Sprung Rhythm.
120: Gerard Manley Hopkins.
121: Tetrameter.
122: Trochee.
123: Epic.
124: General Characteristics.
125: Uses of the Epic.
126: Verbal Formulas.
127: Homer.
128: Bases.
129: The Development of the Epic.
130: The Greek Epic.
131: The Latin Epic.
132: Germanic Epics.
133: Chansons de Geste.
134: Arthurian Romance.
135: The Epic in Japan.
136: The Later Written Epic.
137: Epic: Terms and Concepts.
138: Byliny.
139: Cycle.
140: Skaldic Poetry.
141: Ballad.
142: Elements.
143: Narrative Basis.
144: Oral Transmission.
145: Theories of Composition.
146: Technique and Form.
147: Types of Balladry.
148: Minstrel Ballad.
149: Francis J. Child.
150: Broadside Ballad.
151: Literary Ballads.
152: Lewis Carroll.
153: Subject Matter.
154: The Supernatural.
155: Romantic Tragedies.
156: Romantic Comedies.
157: Crime.
158: Medieval Romance.
159: Historical Ballads.
160: Disaster.
161: Outlaws and Badmen.
162: Occupational Ballads.
163: Ballad: Terms and Concepts.
164: Border Ballad.
165: Good-Night.
166: Gwersiou.
167: Klephetic Ballad.
168: Dramatic Literature.
169: General Characteristics.
170: Common Elements of Drama.
171: Dramatic Expression.
172: Anton Chekhov.
173: Dramatic Structure.
174: Drama as an Expression of a Culture.
175: East-West Differences.
176: Greek Origins.
177: Biblical Plays.
178: Into the 16th and 17th Centuries.
179: Drama in Eastern Cultures.
180: Kalidasa.
181: Drama and Communal Belief.
182: Drama: Terms and Concepts.
183: Auto Sacramental.
184: Chronicle Play.
185: Cloak and Sword Drama.
186: Comédie Larmoyante.
187: Dialogue.
188: Domestic Tragedy.
189: Droll.
190: Everyman.
191: Hocktide Play.
192: Jesuit Drama.
193: Liturgical Drama.
194: Melodrama.