5 More Common Forms of Poetry

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. Today’s post is a sequel to 5 Common Forms of Poetry where I described and discussed some of the different flavours poetry can come in. So, without further ado, here are:

5 More Common Forms of Poetry

1 Ballad
Ballads are usually about love or loss, and they have a repeating refrain. Ballads are written in stanzas of four lines, with each line having eight syllables. The rhyme scheme of a ballad is AABB. Ballads are often set to music, and they can be either happy or sad.

2 Limerick
A limerick is a five-line poem with a specific rhyme scheme of AABBA. The first, second, and fifth lines must be seven to ten syllables long and rhyme with each other. The third and fourth lines must be five to seven syllables long and rhyme with each other. Limericks are most often humorous.

3 Found Poetry
Found poetry is created by taking words or phrases from other sources and arranging them into a new poem. The source material can be anything from newspaper articles to conversations. Found poetry often has a theme or message.

4 Free Verse
Free verse is a type of poetry that doesn’t follow any specific form or structure. Free verse poetry can be about any topic and often has a more natural flow than poetry that follows a particular form or pattern.

5 Ghazal
A ghazal is a type of poem originating in Persia. Ghazals consist of couplets, with each couplet having the same rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme of a ghazal is AABA. Ghazals often have mystical or religious themes.

Why not get creative and try your hand at some of these forms of poetry?

As always, thanks for stopping by. I hope you found this interesting and learned something new!

Until next time,


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