Literature – Types of Stanzas

Topics: LiteraturePoetry

Type:

Sample donated:

Last updated: November 25, 2019

couplet
a two line stanza

tercet
three line stanza (also triplet)

triplet
three line stanza (also tercet)

quatrain
four line stanza

cinquain
five line stanza

sestet
six line stanza

septet
seven line stanza

octave
eight line stanza

scansion
to measure the rhyme and meter of a poem as you read it

sonnet and ode
Two classic forms of poetry

sonnet
14 line poem in iambic pentameter

ode
a philosophical meditative poem

ballad and epic
two types of narrative poems

ballad
a story told in song

epic
a long narrative poem celebrating heros in grand ceremonic style

narrative, lyric and unrhymed poetry
what are 3 verse forms?

lyric poetry
any short poem expressing mood or feeling of a single speaker

blank verse and free verse
types of unrhymed poetry

blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter

free verse
poetry with irregular line length, no rhyme and no regular meter

Choose your subject

x

Hi!
I'm Jessica!

Don't know how to start your paper? Worry no more! Get professional writing assistance from me.

Click here