What Is a Short Poem Called?

There are various types of short poems, including a rhyme, a lyric, an epigram and a haiku. A rhyme is a form of poetry, which has lines ending in similar sounds, while a nursery rhyme is a short poem written specifically for young children.

An epigram is a brief poem, which represents an idea or a feeling in an interesting manner. A haiku is a form of traditional Japanese poetry that contains only three sections, and it is usually written vertically on a single line. A lyric is a type of poetry that is used to express direct feelings or emotions.