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 »

A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story. This type of poem is usually written in metered verse and makes use of the narrator and the characters voices. Types of narrative poems include epics, ballads and lays. More »

The veritable classic of short poems for Valentine's Day begins, "Roses are red, violets are blue." The poem has been rewritten many times, both romantically and humorously, and can be personalized for any lover. More »

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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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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 »

A cinquain poem is a type of poetry containing five lines. Reverse, Mirror, Butterfly, Crown and Garland are all variations of the modern American cinquain. More »

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