Poetry 180

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Last updated: November 30, 2019

Epic Poetry
a long, dignified, narrative poem that tells the story of an important hero

Haiku
a 17 syllable poem that represents the poet’s impression of a natural object or scene written in line lengths consisting of exactly 5,7, and 5 syllables

Sonnet
A 14-line verse with a structure and rhyme scheme that vary by type

Shakespearean Sonnet
14 lines = 3 quatrains and a couplet, written in iambic pentameter, with an ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme

Petrarchan Sonnet
14 lines = an octave and a sestet with either ABBAABBA CDECDE or ABBAABBA CDCDCD rhyme scheme

Ballad
A simple, narrative verse which tells a story; meant to be sung or recited

Elegy
A poem of lament as a tribute or memorial

Ode
A serious poem of tribute to an object of importance to the poet

Free Verse
Unrhymed lines without a regular rhythm or line length

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