Poetry Forms ; Structure Quiz

Structure
The way the words and lines are arranged in poetry.

Lines
Groupings of words in a poem.

Stanza
Group of lines in a poem based on ideas.

Rhyme Scheme
The regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem; the pattern is indicated by using different letters of the alphabet for each new rhyme.

Free Verse
A poem that does not follow a fixed pattern yet it uses poetic language.

Sonnet
A lyric poem that is 14 line poem of praise that follows a specific rhyme scheme.

Ode
A formal poem of honor or celebration of a person, place, or thing. It typically follows a regular meter and end rhyme.

Elegy
A formal poem reflecting on death or another serious theme.

Haiku
A short unrhymed poem typically about nature that has three lines that follow a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.

Narrative Poem
A poem that tells a story.

Ballad
A narrative poem (that tells a story) and has song-like qualities or is meant to be sung.

Lyric Poem
A short poem that directly expresses the poet’s thoughts and feelings in a musical way.

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