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Welcome! In keeping with my goal of writing in all styles of poetry, I have listed the eight styles and their description, as well as the name of a poem I have written in that style (if I have done so yet).

Haiku: a traditional Japanese style of poetry; usually have three lines, 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the last. (rhyme isn't usually a trademark)

Sonnets: have 14 lines (usually 10 syllables each), often on the subject of love, have some sort of rhyme scheme (Shakespeare wrote the most!)
Ex: In Between
Free Verse: has the most amount of creative freedom, doesn't have a set rhythm or rhyme scheme, just words painting an idea.
Ex: Silent Poetry

Limerick: a fun, 5-line poem usually with an AABBA rhyme scheme.

Ballad: form of narrative verse (uses meter and rhyme to tell a story), often 4-line stanzas with an ABAB rhyme scheme.
Ex: another piper

Elegy: a poem about death or grief, always feature some sort of serious or slightly morbid reflection (not the same thing as eulogies).

Cinquain: American poetry inspired by haiku; 5 lines long with a set meter of 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in third, 8 in fourth, and 2 in the fifth, not known for rhyme.
Ex: Jealous

Acrostic: spell a word with the first letter of each line, goal isn't consistent meter or rhyme, but clever wording that refers to the subject.
Ex: A Wonder Woman called Annette

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