D’Weeks Sub Genres of Poetry

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Last updated: November 27, 2019

Narrative Poem
Verse that tells a story.
Lyric Poem
A short poem that expresses the author’s thoughts or feelings about a subject or event.
Lyric Poem

Free Verse
Poetry that has no fixed pattern of meter, rhyme ,line length, or stanza arrangment
Haiku
Originally a Japanese form of poetry about nature that has three lines and seventeen syllables. The first and third lines have five syllables,and the second line has seven syllables.
Haiku

Limerick
A light,humorous poem of five lines with a rhyme scheme of aaba, meaning that the first,second, and last lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme.
Limerick

Ballad
A narrative poem that has a refrain and is written as a song, usually telling of an exciting or dramatic episode.
Ballad

Sonnet
A highly-stylized poem of exactly 14 lines written in iambic pentameter
Sonnet

Epic Poem
A very long poem about the adventures of a hero written in lofty language.
Epic Poem

Concrete Poem
A poem whose arrangement of lines on the page helps to add to its meaning.
Concrete Poem

Elegy
A poem written about the death of someone.
Elegy

Ode
A poem addressed to and paying tribute to someone or something important to the speaker.
Ode

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