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Types of Poetry

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Lisa Geier

on 7 January 2013

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Couplet Two line stanza in poetry. Couplets usually rhyme. Poetry Types of Poetry Diamante Haiku Tanka Sonnet Haiku, Diamante, Sonnet, Tanka, Quatrain, Couplet, Limerick, Epic, Ballad, Ode A haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Friend

care, share
trusting, loving, laughing
secrets, helping--lies, strangers
scary, frightening, weaknesses
hate, dislike
A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. A diamante poem is a poem that makes the shape of a diamond. The poem can be used in two ways, either comparing and contrasting two different subjects, or naming synonyms and antonyms for another subject.
A Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the others seven. Quatrain Four line stanza of poetry O, my luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
O, my luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune. Limerick Ballad

A song or songlike poem that tells a story Epic 5 line poem
Often witty,
humorous, or
just plain silly. An elderly man called Keith

Mislaid his set of false teeth -

They'd been laid on a chair,

He'd forgot they were there,

Sat down, and was bitten beneath. Ode

A lyric poem that usually expresses emotions of great joy Examples of Epic Poems:
The Iliad
Paradise Lost
Beowulf A long narrative poem that
usually focuses on a hero's tale
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