Monday, August 6, 2007



Types of Poems

BALLAD: A poem that was originally a song which told a story.

ELEGY: A poem of grief for someone’s death.

ODE: A serious poem often addressed to a praised person or object.

LYRIC: A short poem that seems especially musical and which expresses the poet’s emotions.

SONNET: A lyric poem with a traditional form of 14 iambic pentameter lines.

Parts of Poems
STANZA: A group of lines which are set off and form a division in a poem and are sometimes linked with other stanzas by rhyme.

RHYME: Repetition of sounds.

REFRAIN: The repetition of whole words, phrases, lines or groups of lines, according to some fixed pattern. (like a song chorus).

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