Poem measure

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In verse theory, a metrical scheme is called poem measure , which goes beyond verse and stanza measure and describes the structure of the poem in its entirety.

The best-known examples of poetry measures are sonnet , sestine or kanzone . There is a poem of a single verse, so agree Strophenmaß and Gedichtmaß, so we also speak of the poem as a single stanza . Examples of this are the elegiac distich in its epigrammatic form or the Japanese haiku .

More generally than poem measure, the poem form can define other features that go beyond the metric scheme, for example content-related features. To be mentioned here are, for example, the formal and content- related correspondences of certain forms of the hymn or the ode, which must be differentiated from the lyrical genre , or, on the more formal side, forms such as acrostic or leipogram poems.

Regulations that go beyond the individual poem lead on the more content-related side to the poem cycle , on the more formal side to structures such as the sonnet wreath .

See also: List of verse and poem forms