There's a lot of weird vocabulary for the specific parts of a poem.
If you've ever listened to music you know what a chorus is. It's the part of a poem that repeats itself, usually without any change in wording but not always, and almost always the most important piece of a poem for it usually reveals the main point or subject. The chorus is usually a shorter stanza than the rest of the poem. Not all poems have a chorus.
Free Verse (also known as free form) is the type of poetry that has no form or rhyme scheme.
Simplest of all is the line. A line is so simple its hard to explain in words. Time to go back to grade school if you dont know that one
Meter is another word for the rhythm of a stanza. In iambic pentameter for example, it has 5 pairs of beats in each line that go "de DUM, de DUM, de DUM, de DUM, de DUM" (de is a unstressed beat, DUM a is stressed beat)
A group of lines (or verse) forms a stanza.
Verse is language cut up into lines. Tip: most poetry is best read in verse, rarely does it ever work in a paragraph form.
anything else you dont know what it means? just ask.
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