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Types of Poetry

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sonnet
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme ABBA-ABBA-CDDC-EE
haiku
3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) usually focusing on nature
limerick
a five line poem in which lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
ballad
a type of poem that is meant to be sung and is both lyric and narrative
free verse
poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
narrative poem
a poem that tells a story and has a characters, setting, and a plot