Kinds of Poem
Poems consisting of five 3-line verses, with a sixth consisting of 4 lines.
Poems that tell a story, with at least one line of each verse containing a repeated rhyme.
Witty sayings, usually in the form of verse.
4-line poems, with each line being of unequal length. Named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley.
Sir Christopher Wren
Said “I’m going to dine with some men,
And if anyone calls,
Tell them I’m designing St. Paul’s.”
Comic verses of 5 lines
Romantic poems, usually having verses made up of alternate rhymes, and with 14 lines of equal length.
Poems intended to puzzle the listener
Poems written in praise of a person or thing
A short poem made up of 17 syllables