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Types of Poems that you can write.

types of poem you can write.

The poem contains a plethora of technical terms that you should apply to make your poem more presentable.

You can classify the poem into several types on the basis of technical factors. Some of them are:

  1. Haiku- The Haiku (or hokku) is an ancient form of Japanese poem that has become very popular all over the world. “Haikus are known for their small size and consist of just three lines (tercets); the first and third lines each contain five syllables, while the second line contains two.” Generally, Haikus don’t rhyme, and they’re intended to describe a particular mood or experience.
  2. Free-verse- A free verse poem is a particular form of modern poetry, allowing for a good deal of freedom when setting out to write a poem.
  3. Sonnet- This is a very old form of the poem that was made famous by none other than “Williams Shakespeare”, but the sonnet actually originated in the 13th century in Italy where it was perfected by the poet Petrarch.
  4. Acrostic- Similarly to haikus, you may encounter acrostic poems in school. The good news is, they aren’t boring at all – in fact, quite the contrary! This type of poem spells out a name, word, phrase, or message with the first letter of each line of the poem.
  5. Villanelle- The Villanelle is another very old form of poem that came from France and has lots of rules. Five stanzas of three lines each and a final stanza of four lines make up the poem.
  6. Limerick- Limericks contains some sarcasm in them, popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century. There is a rhyme scheme of ‘AABBA’, with lines one, two, and five being longer than lines three and four.
  7. Ode- The ode is one of the oldest forms of a poem and is believed to have come from ancient Greece. Yep, yonks ago! In Greek, odes referred to chanting or singing, and these poems were originally performed with a musical instrument.
  8. Elegy- These do not contain any rules and structure but contains a specific theme. They are usually written about a group of people, too. Elegies may sound sad, but they often end on a hopeful note, hooray!
  9. Ballad- The Ballad is another old and traditional form of poem that typically tells a dramatic or emotional story. The instruments were originally passed down from one generation to another and often with music from Europe in the late Middle Ages.


A Short Poetry Glossary-

  1. Stanza- Lines of a poem that are related by length, meter, or rhyme scheme.
  2. Couplet- A two-stanza.
  3. Tercet- A three-line stanza.
  4. Quatrain- A four-line stanza.
  5. Cinquain- A five-line stanza.
  6. Sestet- A six-line stanza.
  7. Meter- The pattern of stressed syllables (long-sounding) and unstressed syllables (short-sounding) in poetry.
  8. Rhyme Scheme- The pattern of rhyme that comes at the end of each line or verse.
  9. Syllabus- The single, unbroken sound of a spoken or written word.


Top 20 Poem Topics that you can write on:

  1. Night-Time.
  2. A Particular Colour.
  3. Being Childhood.
  4. A person you’re curious about.
  5. On Mother’s love.
  6. Falling Asleep or Walking up.
  7. Growing Older.
  8. Losing yourself in a good book.
  9. In love? How to find out.
  10. A Bad Dream.
  11. An Alone Soul.
  12. Your City or Town.
  13. An Important life choice you’ve made.
  14. Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter.
  15. Some people think it’s ugly, but you love it.
  16. Jealously.
  17. Becoming a Parent.
  18. An Event that changed you.
  19. Forgetting.
  20. An Imaginary City.