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Famous Ballad Poets
Edgar Allan PoeFrancis James ChildSamuel Taylor Coleridge
A humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming AABBA popularized by Edward Lear.It consists of anapest trimeter. Lines 1,2,5 have 3 anapests each, while 2,4 have 2.
Famous Limerick Poets
Edward LearLewis CarrollOgden Nash
An unrhymed Japanese poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Both modern and old must have “cutting” often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them
Famous Haiku Poets
Matsuo Bash?Yosa BusonKobayashi Issa Nick Virgillio
a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way.
It is usually a couplet or quatrain.
Famous Epigram Poets
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeAlexander Pope
images created out of words and punctuation marks. They can be very simple or complex. Also known as concrete or graphic poetry. Most common type is a tree.
Famous Picture Poem Poets
Eugen Gomringer Oyvind Fahlstrom Decio Pignatari
“a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
” Written in elegiac couplets or most commonly formal prose with no set meter. The poet associates the events of the deceased with events in his own life by drawing a subtle comparison. The poet generally tries to provide comfort to ease the pain of the situation
Famous Elegy Poets
Theodore RoethekeWalt WhitmanW.H. Auden
A long, serious poetic narrative about a significant event that often has a hero.
Usually starts “in medias res.”, or in the middle of the action.Poetic form: verse form.
Famous Epic Poets
A love lyric expressing complaint that dawn means the speaker must part from a lover. It is the opposite of a serenade because a serenade takes place in the evening and it is at dawn, It has no set structure in terms of rhyme scheme or meter.
Famous Aubade Poets
John DonnePhilip LarkinJohn KeatsShakespeare
A formal, often ceremonious lyric poem that addresses and often celebrates a person, place, thing, or idea.
Pindaric: These were often performed with a chorus and dancers, and they functioned – in ancient Greece – to celebrate athletic victories. Strophe, antistrophe, epodeHoratian: These are more tranquil, informal, and contemplative than the celebratory Pindaric. Regular stanzasIrregular: These have meter and rhyme like other , but they do not have a set pattern.
Famous Ode Poets
John KeatsWilliam WordsworthRobert Creely
It is composed of six stanzas of six lines (sixains), followed by a stanza of three lines (a tercet).
There is no rhyme within the stanzas; instead it is structured through a recurrent pattern of the words that end each line. The final three lines must also include all 6 of the end words throughout the lines.
Sestina Famous Poets
Elizabeth Bishop Arnaut DanielAlgernon Charles Swinburne
An open form of poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter.
Generally, it follows the movement of normal speech. Open Form- characterized by freedom from regularity and consistency. It doesn’t have a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.
Famous Free Verse Poets
Walt WhitmanEmily Dickinson William Carlos Williams
It is spoken entirely by one character but addressed to one or more characters whose presence is felt. Look for stage directionsconversational tone and rhythm of speech, unusual punctuationvivid speaker personality”poetic mask”
Famous Dramatic Monologue Poets
stress story and action, basically these poems tell a story
stress emotion and song. These shorter poems are characterized by brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling
a type of form or structure in poetry characterized by regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, line, length, and metrical pattern
characterized by freedom from regularity and consistency.
doesn’t have a regular pattern, of meter or rhyme. modern poets. not sonnet structure
It is between a closed and open form. There are refrains and a set rhyme scheme, which characterize a closed form, while a lack of a set meter and no fixed number of syllables would represent an open form. Nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains.It is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain.