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Poems that are usually short to moderate in length and reveal a poet;s perspective on a narrow subject or theme.
A formal poem of fourteen lines, composed in a strict closed form, usually employing lines of ten syllables.
A lyric poem with the sound of a song. Ballads generally have a narrative strain and have lines with alternating rhymes.
Communicates its message through the use of imagery, language dedicated to the senses, with ideas dependent on the images.
A poem that communicates ideas largely through the language of abstraction, language directed toward the logical rather than the sensual.
Often combines a concrete image in abstract relationship to the original subject.
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