different types of poetry

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Last updated: December 12, 2019

acrostic
the initial letter of each line spells out a name, word, phrase

ballad
a songlike narative poem on adventure romance disaster or the supernatural originated in oral tradition usually fixed format ex. all of shakespeare plays

epic
long narrative poem about the exploits of a hero ex. the odyssey

free verse
no set rhyme or pattern still uses poetic devices

haiku
non rhymed usually simple bout nature 3 lines 5 7 5 syllables

lymerick
5 lines usually humor or silly lines 1 2 5 rhyme lines 3 4 rhyme and are shorter

lyric
short personally expressive not narrrative originally sung to iyre

narrative poem
tells story- oral tradition ex. ballads and epics

ode
lyric of elevated style meant to glorify an object sometimes mourning loss

sonnet
14 line lyric – iambic pentameter with an alternating rhyme

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