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 CinquainPoem with 5 lines and 22 syllables total (looks like a Christmas tree)1st line: 2 syllables2nd line: 4 syllables3rd line: 6 syllables4th line: 8 syllables5th 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 subject5th line: synonym for the subject (1 word)
5 Haiku Japanese poem 17 syllables total 3 lines long Topic: usually nature/seasonLine 1: 5 syllablesLine 2: 7 syllablesLine 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 verticallyCats purr loudly;Active at night,Tackle my toes.
7 BalladNarrative rhyming poem (tells a story)Often put to song/music