Poetry Idea Engine Vocabulary

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Last updated: December 3, 2019

Free Verse Poetry
A poem where you can write without following a rhyme or form.

Example of Free Verse Poetry
The snow gives the trees a coatA coat over their trunksAnd places mittens on the branchesBut they won’t need them for much longerThe sun will say they’ve had them for too longAnd will take them away the next day.

Haiku
A Japanese style of poem that has 17 syllables, in 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5.

Example of Haiku Poem
Bright-colored songbirdSinging to me so sweetlyBlissful for the sun.

Limerick
Funny poems that have five lines with rhyming.

Example of Limerick
There once was a grumpy giraffeWho hadn’t chuckled since he was a calfBut one morn a bunnySaid a joke that was quite funny,So he finally relished a good laugh.

Cinquain
A poem that follows a pattern.This pattern is:Line 1 = 2 syllables Line 2 = 4 syllables describing the subject.Line 3 = 6 syllables telling about the subject.Line 4 = 8 syllables about the subject.Line 5 = 2 syllable synonym for the subject.

Example of Cinquain
DesertIntensely warmSand dunes sway dailyTo escape the sun, but at nightCactus

Who was known for writing Cinquain Poetry?
William Shakespeare

What country did Haikus come from?
Japan

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