Traditional Forms of Poetry

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Last updated: November 24, 2019

Ballad
A poem that tells a story

Blank Verse
is unrhymes poety with meter. The lines are ten syllables in length.

Cinquain
poems that are five lines in length

Couplet
two lines of verse that usually rhyme and state one complete idea

Elegy
a poem that states a poet’s sadness about the death of an important person

Epic
a long story poem that describes the adventures of a hero

Free Verse
poetry that does not require meter

Haiku
a type of japanese poetry that presents a picture of nature. It is three lines long.

Limerick
a humorous verse of five lines.

Lyric
a short poem that expresses personal feeling

Ode
an ode is a long lyric that is deep in feeling and rich in poetic devices adn imagery

Sonnet
a fouteen line poem that states a poet’s person feelings

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