This defines some common types of poetry.

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Common types of poetry:

Common types of poetry


Rhyming Rhyming poems use word with the same ending sound typically at the end of lines. Rhyming poems are often meant to be silly but don’t have to be. Example: Jack Sprat Jack Sprat would eat no fat, His wife would eat no lean And so between the two of them They licked the platter clean.

Free Verse:

Free Verse Free verse poems are written without following a pattern or having rhythm. They do not need to include rhyming words. Example: The Storm Thunder, lightning and rain Rolling, striking, falling As I lay under the covers


Narrative A narrative poem tells a story. It typically has a setting, plot and one or more characters. Example: Lazy boy The little boy slept all day And stayed up all night long When his friends came out to play They thought something was wrong


Haiku Haiku is a type of poetry that comes from Japan. Haiku poems do not typically rhyme. They are 3 lines long. The first line has 5 syllables, second line has 7, and last has 5. Example: The sun is shining bright, oh so bright in my eyes Bring my sunglasses


Limericks Limericks are poems with 5 lines. Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme. Lines 3 & 4 rhyme with each other. Limericks are typically silly poems. Example: There once was a little boy named Matt Whose favorite pet was a cat She started to beg by scratching his leg His new favorite pet is a rat


Acrostic An acrostic poem tells about a word or name. The first letter of each line is a letter from the word. Example: S unny P retty colors R oses I n bloom N ever dull G rowing flowers

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