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55 Types of Poetry Forms. This article contains the many different poem types.

55 Types of Poetry Forms

These include all known (at least to my research) forms that poems may take. If you wish to read more about poetry, these articles might interest you: poetry technique and poetry definition. A poem that has five lines and creates a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter. Acrostic Poetry that certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word or message when read in a sequence. Ballad A poem that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend which often has a repeated refrain.

Ballade Poetry which has three stanzas of seven, eight or ten lines and a shorter final stanza of four or five. Blank verse A poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter and is often unobtrusive. Bio A poem written about one self's life, personality traits, and ambitions. Burlesque Canzone Carpe diem Epic. Home - Pie Corbett. Valerie Bloom - Children's Poetry Archive.

A Valerie Bloom reading is an uplifting experience, one that can coax even a shy British poetry audience into joyful participation, hands in the air to carry imaginary cake boxes, as they join in with the chorus to 'Pinda Cake'.

Valerie Bloom - Children's Poetry Archive

She moves easily around the area where poetry and song overlap, in a voice as warm in speaking as in singing, and believes that "part of the beauty of poetry is the music in the words, and a vital part of music is often the poetry in the lyrics". But Valerie is far from a one-note poet. Her work also includes graver poems, such as the threatening 'Whose Dem Boots', 'Heather', a young girl forced to grow up too fast, or the fearsome ghosts of 'Duppy Jamboree', drawing on imagery from Jamaican folk tales. The influence of stories from her native Jamaica is a recurrent feature of Valerie's poetry, and she is as convincing in patois as in "standard" English. Model Poem: The Prayer of the Dog. His poem entitling The Prayer of the Dog is one of the examples of model poem which is taken from the collection “Prayers from the Ark”.

Model Poem: The Prayer of the Dog

Although the setting is Noah’s Ark, but the meaning-all describe animals feeling and problem in their life- still related to today’s’ condition. The further analysis on the poem is presented below. Lord, I keep watch! If I am not here who will guard their house? Watch over their sheep? Be faithful? No one but You and I understands what faithfulness is. They call me, “Good dog! Words . . . I take their pats and the old bones they throw me and I seem pleased. They really believe they make me happy. I take kicks too when they come my way. None of that matters. do not let me die until, for them, all danger is driven away. By Carmen Bernos de Gastold 1. Carmen Bernos de Gastold (1919) spent most of her life in Limon-par-Igny. 2. Christmas Poetry at Santa's Net. Shel Silverstein. Shel Silverstein:  Poems. Michael Rosen - The Website.

Michael Rosen's Video Tips. Children's Poetry Archive.