Kinds of Poems Language Arts
ACROSTIC POEM • A poem in which the first letters of each line form a word or message relating to the subject.
B eautifulR adiantI ngeniousT errificT otally awesomeA wesomeN eatI nteresting S pirit filled A rtisticR adiantA thleticH ungry Acrostic Poems
HAIKU • A Japanese form of poetry, which gives a brief description of nature. Haiku consists of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables.
Haiku Poems Confusion is aWalk on the dark side of townWhile you’re all alone. Happy like the sunGiving us light and warmthThat brighten our day.
CINQUAIN • A poetic form invented by Adelaid Crapsey, an American poet. The five lines of the poem contain, in order, two, four, six, eight, and two syllables. Iambic meterprevails.
Line1: One word Line2: Two words Line 3: Three words Line 4: Four words Line 5: One word Dinosaurs Lived once, Long ago, but Only dust and dreams Remain Cinquian
Line1: A noun Line2: Two adjectives Line 3: Three -ing words Line 4: A phrase Line 5: Another word for the noun Spaghetti Messy, spicy Slurping, sliding, falling Between my plate and mouth Delicious Cinquian
Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables Baseball Bat cracks against The pitch, sending it out Over the back fence, I did it! Homerun Cinquian
COUPLET • Two successive lines of poetry with end-words that rhyme.
I eat an apple in my bed. My favorites are red. Salmon swim in the river The water is cold so they quiver. I like to play with my cat He likes to get in a hat. COUPLET
Limerick • type of humorous verse. It consists of 5 lines. The rhyme scheme of most limericks is usually aabba
Limerick Poems There was a young lady named Kitty Whose limerick came out so pretty All the gents dressed in green Were unusually keen To admire her outstanding ditty.
Limerick • There was an old man from Peru,Who dreamed he was eating his shoe.He woke in a frightin the middle of the nightAnd found it was perfectly true.
Diamante Poem • Diamante poem isdiamond-shaped to show growth or movement from one extreme to another
Diamante Poem WinterFrosty, BrightSkiing, Snow Ball Fighting, SleddingIcicles, Snowflakes, Vacation, FamilySwimming, Sun Tanning, SwelteringHot, SunnySummer
Diamante Poem Fire Hot, bright Blazing, raging, tranquil, solid Chilling, freezing, cooling Frigid, frosty ice