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Types of Poems. Couplet Poems with 2 rhyming lines Poems with 2 rhyming linesTRIPLET (9) It filled the can, it covered the floor, (9)It cracked the window.

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1 Types of Poems

2 Couplet Poems with 2 rhyming lines Poems with 2 rhyming linesTRIPLET (9) It filled the can, it covered the floor, (9)It cracked the window and blocked the door, (7)Pizza crusts and withered greens, (7)Soggy beans and tangerines, Poems with 3 rhyming lines Poems with 3 rhyming lines CoupletCouplet

3 Cinquain Poem with 5 lines and 22 syllables total (looks like a Christmas tree) Poem with 5 lines and 22 syllables total (looks like a Christmas tree) 1 st line: 2 syllables 1 st line: 2 syllables 2 nd line: 4 syllables 2 nd line: 4 syllables 3 rd line: 6 syllables 3 rd line: 6 syllables 4 th line: 8 syllables 4 th line: 8 syllables 5 th line: 2 syllables 5 th line: 2 syllables

4 Alternate Cinquain 1 st line: 1 word: subject 1 st line: 1 word: subject 2 nd line: 2 describing words (adjectives) 2 nd line: 2 describing words (adjectives) 3 rd line: 3 ing words (verbs) 3 rd line: 3 ing words (verbs) 4 th line: 4 word phrase about the subject 4 th line: 4 word phrase about the subject 5 th line: synonym for the subject (1 word) 5 th line: synonym for the subject (1 word)

5 Haiku Japanese poem Japanese poem 17 syllables total 17 syllables total 3 lines long 3 lines long Topic: usually nature/season Topic: usually nature/season Line 1: 5 syllables Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables

6 Acrostic 1 st letter in each line of the poem spells the subject vertically 1 st letter in each line of the poem spells the subject vertically Cats purr loudly; Active at night, Tackle my toes.

7 Ballad Narrative rhyming poem (tells a story) Narrative rhyming poem (tells a story) Often put to song/music Often put to song/music

8 Elegy Poem of grief and mourning Poem of grief and mourning

9 Epic Long, heroic, narrative poem (does not have to rhyme) Long, heroic, narrative poem (does not have to rhyme) Example: The Odyssey Example: The Odyssey

10 Sonnet 14 line poem 14 line poem Shakespeare wrote many Shakespeare wrote many Shakespearean sonnets followed the rhythm of iambic pentameter (U /) Shakespearean sonnets followed the rhythm of iambic pentameter (U /) Rhyme scheme: Rhyme scheme: a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,e,f,e,f,g,g a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,e,f,e,f,g,g

11 Free Verse A fluid form of poetry which conforms to no set rules (does not have to rhyme or follow any other poetry rules) A fluid form of poetry which conforms to no set rules (does not have to rhyme or follow any other poetry rules)

12 Limerick A light or humorous poem made of 5 lines A light or humorous poem made of 5 lines Lines 1,2, and 5 rhyme; lines 3 and 4 rhyme (rhyme scheme a,a,b,b,a) Lines 1,2, and 5 rhyme; lines 3 and 4 rhyme (rhyme scheme a,a,b,b,a) Lines 1,2 and 5 are longer Lines 1,2 and 5 are longer Lines 3 and 4 are shorter Lines 3 and 4 are shorter

13 Nursery Rhyme A short poem for children that rhymes and is handed down in folklore A short poem for children that rhymes and is handed down in folklore

14 Concrete A poem that takes the shape of the topic it is about A poem that takes the shape of the topic it is about


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