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Styles of Poetry

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Ballad
n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
Folk Song
a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
Chant
words or phrases that a group of people shout or sing again and again
Hymn
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)찬송가
Ode
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet. Like the poet in Odysseus who made him cry.
sonnet
A fourteen line lyric poem
elegy
a mournful poem, especially one lamenting the dead
epigram
a short poem with a clever twist at the end or a concise and witty statement
epitaph
words that are written or said about a dead person, especially words on a gravestone
lampoon
a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
limerick
a kind of light or humorous verse, follows a pattern, and has five lines
parody
humorous or satirical mimicry, a work which imitates another in a ridiculous manner
dramatic lyric
a lyric poem in which emotions and feeling are attributed to an imaginary character
pastoral
A work of literature dealing with rural life
haiku
It is a three-line Japanese poem, usually about nature. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables.

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