Analogy Noun A comparison between two things; a similarity between like features of two things
Ballad Noun A form of verse, often a narrative (love story), set to music; a poem that tells a story, often used in songs because of its rhyme. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xocp2a_t he-ballard-of-nessie_shortfilms
Couplet Noun Two lines that have the same rhyme and meter (beat).
Diamante Noun A seven line poem that makes the shape of a diamond.
Form Noun The physical structure of the poem: the length of the lines, their rhythms, their system of rhymes and repetition.
Haiku Noun A traditional form of Japanese poetry using three lines of syllables: 5-7-5 (17 total syllables).
Lament Noun A non-narrative poem expressing deep grief or sorrow over a personal loss or a death.
Limerick Noun A humorous verse of three long and two short lines rhyming AABBA, popularized by Edward Lear.
Lyric Noun A form of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person.
Narrative Poem Noun A form of poetry that tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters; the entire story is usually written in metered verse.
Ode Noun A kind of lyric poem devoted to the praise of a person, animal, or thing. An ode is usually written in an elevated style and often expresses deep feeling.
Parody Noun A piece of writing, music, etc., that imitates the style of someone or something else in an amusing way, using satire or irony.
Pun Noun A play on words; the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning.
Rhythm Noun The beat expressed through stressed and unstressed syllables.
Sarcasm Noun The use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny; using verbal irony to mock or insult.
Satire Noun The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Sonnet Noun A fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter about a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment.
Stanza Noun A grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or different indentation.
Epic Noun A long, serious, poetic narrative about a significant event, often featuring a hero.