– Rarely rhymes
– write topics that recognizable to the reader e.g. Animals and Seasons.
– first and last lines contain 5 to 7 syllables.
– Can be rhymed or not rhymed
– Not required to have metrical pattern
– Allows writers maximum flexibility
– at least one or two conventional rhyme schemes
– Expressive thought or idea
– Shakespeare famous for writing sonnets
– popular among children and schools
– each letter in the name is the first letter in the line of the poem.
– each line carries two syllables long
– Iambic pentameter
– ends at the last line becoming title of poem.
– no set pattern
– great for kids who learning how to read
– short, light hearted, and funny
– usually starts “There was a…” and ends with a name, person, or place.
– poem rhymes
– eight lines that rhyme
– each line has eleven syllables
– taking turns composing alternating
– three line and two line stanzas
– first line: 17 syllables
– second line: 7 syllables
– third line repeats first line.
– lengthy poem (2 columns)
– no structure other than telling a story with heroic events and deeds
– often rhymes
– usually a love story
– uses metaphor
– lengthy riddles
– addresses particular person or thing
– uses similes, metaphors, and hyperbole.
– first four lines two syllable words
– last two lines have 5 – 8 syllable words.