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Refrain in poetry

What is a refrain in a poem? Refrain, phrase, line, or group of lines repeated at intervals throughout a poem, generally at the end of the stanza. Refrains are found in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead and are common in primitive tribal chants. What is an example of a refrain? Refrain in Octavio Paz’s “Wind, Water, Stone” An…

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Meter in poetry

What is the meter of a poem? In poetry, metre (British) or meter (American; see spelling differences) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. What is an example of a meter in poetry? Iambic Pentameter: The most common meter in English language poetry, iambic pentameter has five feet of two syllables each (for a total…

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Free poetry contests 2019

What are the most prestigious poetry contests? Major international awards Poetic Republic Poetry Prize (Anonymous peer review poetry competition) Poetry London Prize (First Prize=£5000) Rhysling Award (For science-fiction poetry) Pushcart Prize (“Best of the Small Presses”) Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition (First Prize=£2000) Where can I submit poetry for free? Places to Submit Poetry Online: The Summit of Poetry…

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What is poetry

What is a simple definition of poetry? Poetry is a type of literature based on the interplay of words and rhythm. It often employs rhyme and meter (a set of rules governing the number and arrangement of syllables in each line). In poetry, words are strung together to form sounds, images, and ideas that might be too complex or abstract…

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