Different forms of poetry

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Forms of Poetry
Ballad
Strong association with childhood
Strong rhythms
Repetition of key phrases and rhymes
Meant to be an oral poem
Simple language
Tells a story
ABCB or ABAB rhyme scheme
The first and second line have four stresses
The second and third line have three stresses
Repetition
Dialogue
Third person narration
Ode
Poem of tribute
Lyric poems spoken by a single voice
Address serious matters
Dignified language
Sonnet
Single, self-contained topic
Often first person
Fourteen lines
ABABCDCDEFEFGG rhyme scheme
Iambic pentameter
Lyrical
Relies on meter, not syllable stresses
Stanzas not necessarily equal
Paints emotion and circumstance
Emotional tone
Uses lexis that express a state of mind, perception or feeling
Couplet
Two lined poems
Fun and simple rhyme scheme
Each line has same meter
Blank Verse
Unrhymed poems

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Lines have same meter
Iambic pentameter
Free Verse
No regular pattern
No regular rhyme scheme
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