This article contains the many different poem types. 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. Acrostic Poetry that certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word or message when read in a sequence. Article continues below... 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 Poetry that treats a serious subject as humor. Canzone Medieval Italian lyric style poetry with five or six stanzas and a shorter ending stanza. Carpe diem Cinquain Concrete
Howl by Allen GinsbergFor Carl Solomon I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz, who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tenement roofs illuminated, who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war, who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull, who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in wastebaskets and listening to the Terror through the wall, who studied Plotinus Poe St. Moloch! Moloch! Moloch! Visions! Dreams!
Poem: The Cremation of Sam McGee (an abnormal way of getting warm in the freezing conditions of a Canadian winter as expressed by Robert Service)by Robert W. Service There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee. Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows. On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way over the Dawson trail. And that very night, as we lay packed tight in our robes beneath the snow, And the dogs were fed, and the stars o’erhead were dancing heel and toe, He turned to me, and “Cap,” says he, “I’ll cash in this trip, I guess; And if I do, I’m asking that you won’t refuse my last request.” Well, he seemed so low that I couldn’t say no; then he says with a sort of moan: “It’s the cursed cold, and it’s got right hold till I’m chilled clean through to the bone. Now a promise made is a debt unpaid, and the trail has its own stern code. Robert W.
Poem Types: A List of Poetry Forms | Poetry Styles | Poetry TypesOne thing I really appreciate about poetry is that there are a vast array of poetry styles and poetry forms available to poets. While some are traditional rhyming poems (such as sonnets or limericks), there are also many other poem types, including free verse poems, sestinas, and the shadorma. Before this blog moved to its new WordPress platform, I had a post that collected all the poem types explained on Poetic Asides. With the move, all the URLs changed and some posts apparently disappeared into the ether. So here’s a new post collecting what I can find, and I’ll fill in the gaps as we poem along. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook. Publish Your Poetry… …with the assistance of the Publish Your Poetry bundle. Click to continue. You might also like: No Related Posts About Robert Lee Brewer Senior Content Editor, Writer's Digest Community.
Poets' CornerIntroduction Welcome to Poets' Corner, one of the largest and oldest text resources on the web. The goal of this ongoing project is to develop a user-friendly library that is both a useful reference and an appealing place to browse and explore - and there is plenty of material here to explore. The collection covers roughly 7,000 works by about 800 poets - including some of the best known works in the English language - and many obscure and forgotten works that are well worth reading . Since its inception in 1994, this site has grown through thousands of hours of transcription, editing and coding, through the efforts of the site editors, and through the contributions of volunteers around the world. Searching for Content There are many ways to search and browse the content of this site. Thanks to the efforts of Jon Lachelt there is an annotated Subject Index with 44 topics, A Title Index, a First Line Index and a Combined Index, and a roughly Chronological Index. Additional Features
IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a WhiteboardWhy didn't you think of this? John Goscha, at the ripe old age of 25 ditched a job offer at Goldman Sachs, and instead began marketing IdeaPaint, which is simply a paint that turns any paintable surface into a dry-erase board. The benefit--besides being able to brainstorm on almost every inch of your office--is that the paint is half the cost of whiteboard and better-performing--you can leave marks up indefinitely, and they won't stain the wall. [Inc. via Dieline]Goodreads | Recent UpdatesGlossaryAcatalectic see Catalectic Accent (Latin, ‘song added to speech’) A stressed syllable or ictus. Accentual verse Lines whose rhythm arises from its stressed syllables rather than from the number of its syllables, or from the length of time devoted to their sounding. Accentual-syllabic verse Lines whose rhythm arises by the number and alternation of its stressed and unstressed syllables, organized into feet. Acephalous (Greek, ‘headless’) A line of verse without its expected initial syllable. Acrostic (Greek, ‘at the tip of the verse’) A word, phrase, or passage spelled out vertically by the first letters of a group of lines in sequence. Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command Some peaceful province in acrostick land: There thou may'st wings display, and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways. See also Telestich. Action poetry Verse written for performance by several voices. Adonic Aesthetic Movement Alcaics Alexandrine Allegory (Greek, ‘speaking otherwise’) Alliteration Allusion Bob
The Writing NotebookChecklist for character development.Created by myself, compiled from questions gleaned from several sources, and some of my own additions.It should be noted, that not every character will check every one of these things off. It is not REQUIRED to have all this information, but this checklist is, rather, a guideline for helping you think of your character as an entire, three dimentional being with thoughts, feelings, possessions, contradictions and background.A character is 20% revealed to the reader, 80% writer/author/Mun knowledge. What the Reader sees is just the tip of the iceburg, but without the other 80% the character can’t help but come off feeling shallow. I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Algebra"Algebraist" redirects here. For the novel by Iain M. Banks, see The Algebraist. The quadratic formula expresses the solution of the degree two equation in terms of its coefficients , where is not equal to Elementary algebra differs from arithmetic in the use of abstractions, such as using letters to stand for numbers that are either unknown or allowed to take on many values. For example, in the letter is unknown, but the law of inverses can be used to discover its value: . , the letters and are variables, and the letter The word algebra is also used in certain specialized ways. A mathematician who does research in algebra is called an algebraist. How to distinguish between different meanings of "algebra" For historical reasons, the word "algebra" has several related meanings in mathematics, as a single word or with qualifiers. Algebra as a branch of mathematics can be any numbers whatsoever (except that cannot be Etymology History Early history of algebra History of algebra