One that tells a story; ballads& epics
A highly musical verse that expresses the emotions of the speaker. Common types are odes, sonnets, free verse& elegies
A verse that relies heavily on dramatic elements such as monologue or dialogue. Two types of dramatic poetry are dramatic monologue&soliloquy.
A narrative poem, sometimes sung, that tells a dramatic story.
The 1st letters of the lines spell a word, often subject to the poem.
A long narrative poem centering on a heroic figure who rep.
the fate of a nation.
Poetry with NO set rhythm or rhyme.
Elegy or Elegiac Poem
A meditative poem mourning the death of an individual.
A meditation or celebration of specific subject.
A 3-line poem usually about nature, with this syllable pattern: 5-7-5. This style originated in Japan.