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Poetry -- Terminology

Glossary of Poetic Terms

An abecedarian is a poem in which the first letter of each line follows the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. Landays is a form of folk poetry from Afghanistan which is meant to be recited or sung aloud and is formed by complex couplets. Reader-Response theory, on the other hand, is a poststructuralist literary theory that gained prominence in the 1960s and emphasizes the readers...