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Acrostic

A poem in which the first letter of each line forms a word when read from top to bottom

Ballad

A poem narrating a story in stanzas often quatrains

Blank Verse

Poetry that is metered but not ryhmed

Ciquain

A five line poem with specific syllabic emphasis depending on the type of cinquain

Concrete

A poem written into a familiar shape relating to the poems meaning

Elegy

A poem about someone's death

Epic

A long poem about the adventures of a hero

Epic

A long poem about the adventures of a hero

Free verse

Poetry that is neither rhymed nor metered

Haiku

A Japanese form of poetry that contains three lines of 5,7, and 5 syllables, in that order

Limerick

A humorous five-line po with a rhyme scheme of AABBA

Lyric

A poem expressing personal emotions

Ode

A lyric poem addressed to a particular subject, which often contains lofty imagery

Sonnet

A fourteen-line poem