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Types of Poetry

Types of Poetry

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Tags: ela   4th grade   rl.4.5   rl.7.5   high school   literature   7th grade   poetry   common core  

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ballad
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a narrative poem written in 4-line stanzas
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couplet
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a complete thought written in two lines with rhyming ends
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elegy
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a poem of serious reflection, usually in lamentation for the dead
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epigram
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a short, witty, and sarcastic poem expressing a single thought or observation
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lyric
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song-like poem written to express the poet's emotions
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narrative poem
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a poem that tells a story
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open form
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poetry that lacks consistency in terms of rhyme, pattern, and structure
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ode
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a long poem with stanzas of varying length, meter, and form
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sonnet
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14 lines that have a set pattern and metrical structure
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epic poem
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long poem that tells the story of a hero or an adventure
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haiku
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type of poetry with 3 lines that have 5, 7, and 5 syllables per line
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closed form
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poetry with consistency in terms of rhyme, pattern, and structure
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