Repetition

Just one of the many poetry terms.

Repetition in Poetry

Repetition is a term in poetry where the author or poet repeats a line several times throughout the poem. Here is a poem that shows repetition:


The Hunting of the Snark

By Lewis Carrol

"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,

As he landed his crew with care;

Supporting each man on the top of the tide

By a finger entwined in his hair.


"Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:

That alone should encourage the crew.

Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:

What I tell you three times is true."

These are just the first two stanzas of this huge poem. To read the rest, visit this link:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173165