TYPES OF POETRY
Haiku- a poem that consists of three lines. It has seventeen syllables total. The poem has to do with nature.
Line one : five syllables
Line two: seven syllables
Line three: five syllables
Example: count the syllables on each line NOT THE WORDS
Title: The Party in the Woods
I had a party
1 2 3 4 5
I had a marvelous time.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
We partied till nine.
1 2 3 5
Acrostic- a poem that spells a word downward. TOP
Two people going for a ride
On a goat that likes to slide
Plummeted to the ground on a glide.
Limerick-a poem that has five lines. The pattern is AABBA
Lines 1, 2, 5 rhyme.
Lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
There was an old man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared.”
Two owls and a hen,
Four larks and a wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.
beard A feared A hen B wren B beard A
Couplet- two lines in a poem that rhyme.
Diamante- a poem that is shaped like a diamond when written.
Sonnet – a 14 line poem usually used by Shakesphere
Ballards-are poems that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend and often has a repeated refrain set to music
Blank Verse – a poem that is unrhymed
Epic – are long, serious poems that tells the story of a heroic figure. Some of the most famous epic poems are the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer and the epic poem of The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ( 1807 - 1882 ) .
Conceit - where an image or metaphor likens one thing to something else that is seemingly very different