Dramatic Monologue

Definition Dramatic Monologue is a kind of lyrical sonnet as a speech or narrative by an imagined individual, wherein the speaker incidentally uncovers parts of their character while depicting a specific circumstance or arrangement of occasions. Dramatic Monologue isn’t a component during a play, but a sort of lyric , that was perfected by Robert…

Elegy

Definition In classical literature an elegy was any poem composed of elegiac distichs also called elegiacs, and therefore the subjects were various: death, war, love and similar themes. The elegy was additionally utilized for the epitaphs and memorial verses, and there was a grieving strain in them. However, it’s only since the 16th century that…

Ode

Definition An ode is a lyric poem, usually of some length. The meaning of ‘ode’ is to sing or chant. The main feature is elaborate stanza-structure, a marked formality and stateliness in tone and style, lofty sentiments and thoughts. However, ode can be distinguished into two basic kinds: the public and the private. The public…

Sonnet

Definition The term derives from the Italian word sonetto which means a ‘little sound’ or ‘song’. Except for the curtal sonnet the ordinary sonnet consists of fourteen lines, usually in iambic pentameters with considerable variation in rhyme scheme. The earliest sonnets are attributed to Giacomo da Lentino (1215-33) of the Sicilian School. It may also…

Ballad

The word derives from the late Latin and Italian word ballare which means ‘to dance’. Fundamentally, a ballad is a song that tells a story and originally was a musical accompaniment to a dance. Ballad is a narrative poem of four line stanzas called as Quatrain and has the rhyming scheme ABAB. It was a…

Introduction To Poetry

Poetry is a comprehensive term which can be taken to cover ant kind of metrical composition. However, it is usually employed with reservations, and often in contra-distinction to verse. It can also be defined as: literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm.…