A poem addressed to an inanimate object or an absent person.
Something strongly wanted or desired.
Achaic term meaning between
Latin term describing a poem written about personal feelings rather than historical events. It is related to the English word "elegy", but it does not mean exactly the same thing.
The strait between Europe and Asia minor. The body of water which separated Hero and Leander.
A poetic line containing six feet. A common classical Greek line (Homer wrote in hexameters,) and used often in clssical Roman poetry.
A type of poetic foot consisting of one short and one long syllable.
A type of Medieval song, usually sung in chorus or in a round
A Roman (and earlier Greek) deity representing inspiration in art. Ovid is usually referring to the muses of poetry.
A poetic line of five feet. Ovid's
Amores alternated hexameters and pentameters. Marlowe translated Amores into English pentameters.
A literary device in which a person is created to represent and idea.
To steal or take without permission
Regarding clothing -- usually implying splendidness or showiness
A division of a piece of poetry -- Chapman later divided Hero and Leander into two sestiads (and then added four of his own). Marlowe did not make this division in the poem.
To finish or come to and end.
A line of verse having four metrical feet
A foot of poetry comprised of one stressed foot followed by an unstressed foot. Such a line is called "trochaic"