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1 Types of Poems

2 Couplet Couplet Couplet TRIPLET Poems with 2 rhyming lines
(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

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

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

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

6 Cats purr loudly; Active at night, Tackle my toes. Acrostic
1st 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) Often put to song/music

8 Elegy Poem of grief and mourning

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

10 Sonnet 14 line poem Shakespeare wrote many
Shakespearean sonnets followed the rhythm of iambic pentameter (U /) Rhyme scheme: 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)

12 Limerick 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 are longer Lines 3 and 4 are shorter

13 Nursery Rhyme 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

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