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Types of Lyrics

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aubade
a love song or poem greeting the dawn
ballad
simple poem, usually created for singing,dealing with a dramatic episode
ballade
a poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy
dirge
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
eclogue
a short descriptive poem of rural or pastoral life
elegy
poem or song expressing lamentation
epithalamion
a poem written in celebration of marriage
hymn
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
monody
Solo voice with accompaniment of mourning
ode
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet
pastoral
poem in a setting marked by summer and fecund nature
rondeau
a French verse form of 15 lines running on two rhymes of a light topic (aabba, aabc, aabbac)
rondel
like rondeau but 13 or 14 lines
song
musical expression, straightforward, emotional
sonnet
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
threnody
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
vers de société
light verse, written in a congenial, witty, amorous way
villanelle
a lyric poem consisting of five tercets and a final quatrain