Types of Poetry. Amanda Stewart. Types of Poetry. Poetry is classified into different categories. A list of these categories can be found on the Types of Poetry web page. . Haiku.
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Stanza by Basho
Ah, summer grasses!All that remainsOf the warriors dreams.
Limerick from the Book of NonsensebyEdward Lear
There was an Old Man with a gong,Who bumped at it all day long;But they called out, 'O law!You're a horrid old bore!'So they smashed that Old Man with a gong.
A Lame Begger byJohn Donne
I am unable, yonder beggar cries, To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies
O thou my lovely boybyWilliam Shakespeare
O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy powerDost hold Time's fickle glass his fickle hour;Who hast by waning grown, and therein show'stThy lovers withering, as thy sweet self grow'st
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