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This stanza consists of two rhyming lines expressing a complete thought.

Burgers, prunes, and warm spaghetti
To eat this stuff I'm not ready
couplet--two lines of poetry that rhyme
This type of stanza consists of three lines with a rhyme scheme of ABA or AAA.
tercet
This type of stanza consists of four lines that may rhyme in different ways--ABCB (ballad stanza), ABAB (heroic stanza), ABBA, AABB, or even AAAA.
quatrain
This type of humorous poem has 5 lines with the rhyme scheme of AABBA. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have three accented syllables, while lines 3 and 4 have just two.

A bridge engineer, Mister Crumpett,
Built a bridge for the good River Bumpett,
A mistake in the plan
Left a gap in the span,
But he said, "Well, they'll just have to jump it."
limerick
This type of short poem consists of three lines in which lines 1 and 3 contain five syllables, and line 2 contains seven (a total of seventeen syllables altogether). Usually the rhyme scheme is ABC.

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.
haiku
This type of poem contains 14 lines and may have various rhyme schemes. One popular form that Shakespeare used had this rhyme scheme: ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG
sonnet
This poem is named after the man who devised it. The first line is always the name of a person who is being ridiculed in the poem. The rhyme scheme is AABB.

That famous lady, Mona Lisa
Whose smile has been a real teasa
Will never tell this world we're in
What's behind her fabled grin.
clerihew
A poem in which the first letters of the lines spell out words or names vertically. (It may be of any length and may rhyme in any manner.)

Loves her mom
Also likes to cook
Unlikes to clean her room
Ruins some things
Eats a lot
Nonlikes spaghetti
acrostic
A poem of praise that does not follow any particular meter or rhyme.
ode