Types of Poetry 8th grade

cinquain
A five-line poem or stanza that follows a specific pattern or syllables. the first line has two syllables, the next has four, then six, then eight, and the fifth line has two again.

tanka
classic form of Japanese poetry (related to the Haiku) with five unrhymed lines of 5,7,5,7,7 syllables

senryu
A short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure that treats human beings rather than nature: Often in a humorous or satiric way.

clerihew
a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person

limerick
a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.

haiku
It is a three-line Japanese poem, usually about nature. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables.

acrostic
verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message