Friday, February 11, 2011

Poem Types

Couplets :A unit of verse consisting of two successive lines, usually rhyming and having the same meter and often forming a complete thought or syntactic unit.... a PAIR.

Free Verse: unrhymed verse of irregular meter and nonmetrical rhythm

Haiku:A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.

Limerick:A light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba.

Quatrain:A stanza or poem of four lines.

No comments: