Invented Forms of Poetry

Alphabet Poetry
a form of poetry that states a creative or humorous idea using part of the alphabet

Clerihew Poetry
a form of humorous or light verse created by Edmund Clerihew Bently. A Clerihew poem consists of two rhyming couplets. (uses the name of a famous or popular person)

Concrete Poetry
a form of poetry in which the shape or design helps express the meaning or feeling

Contrast Poetry
a couplet in which the first line includes two words that are opposites. the second line makes a comment about the first

Definition Poem
poetry that defines a word or an idea creatively

List Poetry
a form of poetry that lists words of phrases

Name Poetry
A form of poetry in which letters of a name are used to begin each line in the poem

Phrase Poetry
a form of poetry that states an idea with a list of phrases

Terse Verse
a form of humorous verse made up of two words that rhyme and have the same number of syllables

Title-Down Poetry
a form of poetry in which the letters that spell the subject of the poem are used to begin each line

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