Forms and Types of . SLC Ms. Mandel & Ms. McG. Why are the forms interlocked?. Narrative Poetry (tells a story). Ballads Songlike, often deal with adventure & romance 4- to 6-line stanzas Contain refrains Epics Long poems about the deeds of gods or heroes.
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Limericks consist of 5 lines, in which the 1st , 2nd , and 5th lines rhyme with each other, and the 3rd and 4th lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!’
Odes are longer poems of a serious nature, and elaborate meter & usually honor a person or subject
--Example: “Ode to a Grecian Urn” by John Keats