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Types of Poems. Haiku. Haiku is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature. i.e. warm soup in a bowl letters of the alphabet

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haiku
Haiku
  • Haiku is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature.

i.e. warm soup in a bowl

letters of the alphabet

hang on the teaspoon

sonnet
Sonnet
  • A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme:
  • Examples of a rhyming scheme:
  • #1) abab cdcd efef gg
  • #2) abba cddc effe gg
  • #3) abba abba cdcd cd
acrostic
Acrostic
  • Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title.
  • Devoted,  On  Guard.
shape poetry
Shape Poetry
  • Poetry can take on many formats, but one of the most inventive forms is for the poem to take on the shape of its subject. Therefore, if the subject of your poem were of a flower, then the poem would be shaped like a flower. If it were of a fish, then the poem would take on the shape of a fish
free verse
Free Verse
  • Free Verse is an irregular form of poetry in which the content free of traditional rules of versification, (freedom from fixed meter or rhyme). In moving from line to line, the poet's main consideration is where to insert line breaks. Some ways of doing this include breaking the line where there is a natural pause or at a point of suspense for the reader.
free verse cont
Free Verse cont.
  • “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams

so much depends

upon

a red wheel

barrow

glazed with rain

water

beside the white

chickens

lyric
Lyric
  • Lyric Poetry consists of a poem, such as a sonnet or an ode, that expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.
  • The term lyric is now commonly referred to as the words to a song.
  • Lyric poetry does not tell a story which portrays characters and actions. The lyric poet addresses the reader directly, portraying his or her own feeling, state of mind, and perceptions.
psalm
Psalm
  • A Psalm is a sacred poem (or song)
  • They are found in the books of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam