This defines some common types of poetry.

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Common types of poetry:

Common types of poetry

Rhyming:

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:

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 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 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:

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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