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50 Types Of Poems Explained

Happy April. It’s poetry month. The Poetry Portal has shared 50 types of poems. So cool. Thank you. I share them with you today in hopes you’ll try a few of the different styles of poetry through Poetry Month.

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Many of us have been writing poems without actually knowing the names of particular forms and styles of poetry.

Some have also found certain kinds of poems appealing but do not know what it is called.

If you are in any of the above categories, or you want to try your hands on different forms as well as broaden your knowledge about poetry, this article is for you.

Written by Gary R. Hess, this article contains many different poem types, some of which may be very alien to you.

Here we go:

  1. ABC: 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.
  2. Acrostic: Poetry that certain letters, usually the first in each…

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