AP Poetry Terms
- University of Connecticut
- AP English Literature & Composition
- AP Poetry Terms
Last Modified: 2011-07-20
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
And wretches hang that jury-men may dine.
Regard a Mouse.
Milton! Thou shouldst be living in this hour;
England hath need of thee...
O mother, mother make my bed.
O make it soft and narrow.
Since my love died for me today,
I’ll die for him tomorrow.
Irks care the crop-full bird? Frets doubt the maw-crammed beast?
To err is human, to forgive divine.
True ease in writing comes from Art, not Chance,
As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
. . . .Or if Sion hill
Delight thee more, and Siloa’s brook that flow’d
Fast by the oracle of God, . . . .
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
But when to mischief mortals bend their will,
How soon they find fit instruments of ill!
. . . .No; this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping. . suddenly there came a tapping . . . .
Take me to you, imprison me, for I
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
iambic u /
trochaic / u
anapestic u u /
dactylic / u u
pyrrhic u u
spondaic / /
Words From Our Students
"StudyBlue is great for studying. I love the study guides, flashcards, and quizzes. So extremely helpful for all of my classes!"
Alice, Arizona State University
"I'm a student using StudyBlue, and I can 100% say that it helps me so much. Study materials for almost every subject in school are available in StudyBlue. It is so helpful for my education!"
Tim, University of Florida
"StudyBlue provides way more features than other studying apps, and thus allows me to learn very quickly! I actually feel much more comfortable taking my exams after I study with this app. It's amazing!"
Jennifer, Rutgers University
"I love flashcards but carrying around physical flashcards is cumbersome and simply outdated. StudyBlue is exactly what I was looking for!"