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Strophic form is a song format in which all verses are sung to the same melody and each verse repeats a refrain line. The format dates back to the earliest popular poems set to music and lends itself to storytelling and ... More »

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A strophic form in music represents the repetition of a section of music where each repeat has the same basic melody, harmony and rhythm. In modified strophic form, the repeated sections of music have varied or elaborate... More »

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In music, form refers to the structure of the composition. It gives a description of the layout of a musical composition and how it is divided into sections. More »

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Narrative poems tell a story about characters progressing through a plot in verse form. Narrative poems were often told or performed verbally for an audience. For example, the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and the "Iliad" are abou... More »

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The term fixed form poem, also known as closed-form poem, simply means that the verse follows a specific or fixed way of being written. Examples of this form include sonnets, haikus, villanelles or limericks. These have ... More »

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Some examples of refrain in poetry include the lines "jump back, honey, jump back" in "A Negro Love Song" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and "return and return again" in James Laughlin's "O Best of All Nights, Return and Retur... More »

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One example of a verse from a love poem is: "Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime. / We would sit down and think which way / To walk, and pass our long love’s day..." This verse is from ... More »

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