A metrical romance poem is a type of prose poem that was especially popular during the Renaissance. These poems do not rhyme and deal with themes such as love, rites of passage, chivalry, adventure and interpersonal rela... More »

Metrical patterns refer to the way a poet creates rhythm by arranging stressed and unstressed syllables within a line of poetry. Along with the length of the line, metrical patterns are the most basic technique a poet em... More »

Poems that do not rhyme but still follow regular metrical patterns are called blank verse poems. Poems that do not rhyme or follow any metrical pattern are called free verse poems. More »

Based upon the ancient Greek origin of the elegy, a traditional mourning poem, the roots of elegaic poetry were founded by Renaissance poets Ben Jonson, Alexander Pope and John Donne. These roots define the proper elegy ... More »

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An acrostic poem is a type of poem that uses a word as a subject with each line starting with a letter of the word. For instance, the word "cat" could be used as a subject for an acrostic poem. The poem could be somethin... More »

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Before starting to write a golden anniversary poem, decide which type of poem you want to create. To become familiar with different types of poetry and their requirements, visit websites about poetry that might have that... More »

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Not all 14-line poems have specific names, but the name of the most famous type of 14-line poem is the sonnet. Sonnets come in two major forms, Petrarchan, or Italian, and Shakespearean, or English. More »