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Poetry Glossaries and Terminology

Gale's Glossary of Literary Terms
Alphabetized glossary from Gale's Research

Glossary of Literary Terms and Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Excellent dictionaries for poets. Easily searchable: hosted by Robert Harris, Prof. of English at Vanguard U. of S. California.

Glossary of Poetic Terms
Extensive list from the U of Toronto English Library (UTEL). Thorough illustration of various sonnet forms.

Glossary of Poetic Terms
Bob's Byway's glossary, probably the most widely-known and most-used on the Internet.

The Craft of Poetry
A course taught at the U of Northern Iowa; provides clear definitions and illustrations of 7 poetry forms and 7 important poetry characteristics: Style, Repetition, Rhyme & Music, Line & Meter, Imagery, Form, and Tradition.

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