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Main article: Poetry

As there are literally hundreds of poetic forms in the English language, this list may always be incomplete. Until the 19th century most were verse forms, mostly imported from Europe; since then, English has added many new forms of different kinds, from poetric traditions around the world. Where applicable, each form has its origin in place and time given. Rather than have two separate lists, one for verse and one for non-verse, the list also indicates which are verse forms.

About Poetry
Poetry • Outline • Explication

Theme • Plot • Style
Character • Setting • Voice
Writer • Writer's block

Poetic diction

Imagery • Figures of speech
Metaphor • Simile
Homeric simile
Personification • Pathetic fallacy
Synecdoche  • Metonymy
Conceit • Extended metaphor
Allegory • Motif • Symbol
Pun • Double entendre
Ambiguity • Idiom

Sound

Alliteration • Assonance
Consonance • Rhyme
Repetition • Refrain
Onomatopoeia

Prosody

Line • Enjambment • Caesura
Foot • Meter • Verse • Stanza

Verse forms

Epic • Narrative • Lyric • Ode
Dramatic monologue • Ballad
Blank verse • Heroic couplets
Sestina • Sonnet • Villanelle
List of poetic forms

Modern poetry

Free verse • Prose poetry
Haiku in English • Tanka

Much, much more ...

Collaborative poetry
Glossary of poetry terms
How to - topics

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AEdit

  1. Abecedarius, Hebrew, 6thBC
  2. Acrostic
  3. Alexandrine, verse
  4. Aubade, medieval

BEdit

  1. Balassi stanza, Hungarian, 16th
  2. Ballad stanza, verse
  3. Ballade, French, 14th, verse
  4. Balliol rhyme, English, 19th
  5. Blank verse, English, 16th, verse
  6. Burns stanza, Scottish, 17th, verse

CEdit

  1. Canzone, Sicilian, 13th, verse
  2. Carmen figuratum, concrete
  3. Caudate sonnet, Italian, 16th, verse
  4. Cento, Roman, 3rd
  5. Chant Royal, French, 14th, verse
  6. Cinquain, American, 20th, syllabic
  7. Clerihew, English, 20th
  8. Common meter, verse
  9. Couplet, verse
  10. Curtal sonnet, English, 19th

DEdit

  1. Demi-sonnet, American, 21st
  2. Diamante, American, 20th, concrete
  3. Double dactyl, American, 20th, verse
  4. Dramatic monologue, English, 19th

EEdit

  1. Eclogue, Roman, 1stBC, verse
  2. Ekphrastic poetry
  3. Elegiac couplet, Ancient Greek, 7thBC, verse
  4. Elegiac stanza, England 18th, verse
  5. Elegy
  6. Englyn. Welsh
  7. Epic poetry
  8. Epigram, Roman, 1st

FEdit

  1. Flarf, American, 20th

GEdit

  1. Ghazal, Arabic, 6th
  2. Glosa, Spanish, 14th
  3. Gogyoka, Japanese, 20th

HEdit

  1. Standard Habbie, Scottish, 17th, verse
  2. Haiku, Japanese, 19th
  3. Hainteny, Malagasy
  4. Heroic couplet, English, 14th, verse
  5. Hokku, Japanese, 17th

IEdit

  1. Idyll, Ancient Greek, 3rdBC

JEdit

  1. Jintishi, Chinese, 5th

KEdit

  1. Kyrielle, French, 14th

LEdit

  1. Lay, French, 12th
  2. Lanterne, American, 20th
  3. Limerick, English, 17th, verse
  4. Lune, American, 20th
  5. Lushi, Chinese, 5th

MEdit

  1. Minnesang, German, 12th

NEdit

  1. Nonet
  2. Nonnet

OEdit

  1. Octave
  2. Octet
  3. Ode
  4. Onegin stanza, Russian, 19th, verse
  5. Ottava rima, Italian, 14th, verse

PEdit

  1. Pantoum
  2. Pantun
  3. Paradelle
  4. Pastoral
  5. Pastourelle
  6. Pentina
  7. Petrarchan sonnet
  8. Poulter's Measure
  9. Prose poetry

QEdit

  1. Quatorzain
  2. Quatrain
  3. Quintain
  4. Quinzaine

REdit

  1. Renga, Japanese
  2. Renku, Japanese
  3. Rhyme royal
  4. Rictameter
  5. Rondeau
  6. Rondel
  7. Rondelet
  8. Roundel
  9. Roundelay
  10. Ruba'i, Persian,
  11. Rubaiyat quatrain, English, 19th, verse

SEdit

  1. Sapphic stanza, Ancient Greek,
  2. Saturnian meter
  3. Senryu, Japanese
  4. Sestet
  5. Sestina
  6. Shakespearean sonnet, English, 16th, verse
  7. Sicilian octave
  8. Sijo, Korean, 14th
  9. Sirventes , Occitan, 13th
  10. Sonnet, Occitan, 13th, verse
  11. Spenserian stanza, English, 16th, verse
  12. Spenserian sonnet, English, 16th, verse
  13. Spoetry, 21st
  14. Stev, Scandinavian

TEdit

  1. Tanaga, Filipino
  2. Tanka
  3. Tercet
  4. Terzanelle
  5. Terza rima, Italian, 14th, verse
  6. Triolet, French 13th, verse
  7. Triplet
  8. Twiplet, American, 21st

VEdit

  1. Venus and Adonis stanza, English, 16th, verse
  2. Verse paragraph
  3. Viator, Canadian, 20th
  4. Villancico, Spanish, 15th
  5. Villanelle, French, 19th, verse

WEdit

  1. Waka, Japanese, 10th

YEdit

  1. Yoik, Sami

ZEdit

  1. Zappai, Japanese

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