D’Weeks Sub Genres of Poetry
Verse that tells a story.
A short poem that expresses the author’s thoughts or feelings about a subject or event.
Poetry that has no fixed pattern of meter, rhyme ,line length, or stanza arrangment
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.
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.
A narrative poem that has a refrain and is written as a song, usually telling of an exciting or dramatic episode.
A highly-stylized poem of exactly 14 lines written in iambic pentameter
A very long poem about the adventures of a hero written in lofty language.
A poem whose arrangement of lines on the page helps to add to its meaning.
A poem written about the death of someone.
A poem addressed to and paying tribute to someone or something important to the speaker.
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