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epitaph:
a serious or humorous poem or statement on a gravestone commemorating the deceased
limerick:
five line humour and nonsense poem (aabba)
epic:
a long narrative poem recounting the deeds of heroic figures from legends or history
concrete poem:
a free verse written in the shape of its meaning
dramatic monologue:
poem written as a speech by a narrator adressing a silent audience.
ballad:
tells a story, usually written in quatrains, has catchy beginning
elegy:
a dignified poem expressing sorrow and, sometimes, praise for someone who is deceased
haiku:
Japanese traditional poem, three lines, seventeen syllables (5,7,5)
epigram:
a short, witty poem or statement
narrative poem:
tells a story
sonnet:
a lyric poem of fourteen lines in iambic pentameter following one of several rhyme schemes
lyric poem:
short personal expression about your feeling
ode:
a poem on an exalted theme, expressed in dignified, sincere language, serious in tone, and usually in praise of somebody or something
free verse:
short personal poem that can be written in any way with no regular rhythm or rhyme