Short questions and answers

What is pandemonium?

In “Paradise Lost’ Satan and fallen angels built a palace that was called ‘ Pandemonium‘. In this palace fallen angels assemble for meeting.

Define epic?

An epic is a long narrative poem on a grand scale about the deeds of heroes and warriors. Examples: Fairy Queen and Paradise Lost etc.

Define song?

Song is a poem in musical setting for singing or chanting with or without musical accompaniment.

Define sonnet?

Sonnet is a fourteen line poem usually in iambic pentameters with considerable variation in rhyme scheme. Example: Shakespearean sonnets etc.

Define Elegy?

Elegy is a poem of mourning giving expression to personal grief of the poet for another person usually for the died person. Example: O Captain, My Captain etc.

Define Lyric?

Lyric is a short poem directly expressing the emotions or thoughts of the poet himself. Greek defined lyric as a song to be sung to the accompaniment of lyre.

Define free verse?

Free verse is a type of poetry has no regular  meter and line length. It depends on natural speech’s rhythms and stressed and unstressed syllables.

Define blank verse?

Blank verse is one kind of poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. It’s meter is natural to English language.

Define tales?

Tales are short narrative poems of personal or domestic interest but not so heroic as in epic.

Define dramatic monologue?

Dramatic monologue is a poem in which a single character expresses his thoughts and feelings.

Define allegory?

Allegory is a story in verse or prose with dual meaning, surface meaning and under surface meaning. Example: Rape of the lock, Fairy queen etc.

Define satire?

Satire is a formal term usually apply to written literature. It is ridicule of human folly and vices with the purpose to bring about reform. Example: Rape of The Lock etc.

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