Types of form in poetry

about common forms found in poetry.

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Narrative Tells a story

Concrete Also known as "size poetry". Concrete poetry uses typographical arrangements to display an element of the poem. This can either be through re-arrangement of letters of a word or by arranging the words as a shape.
Couplet A couplet has rhyming stanzas made up of two lines.
Dramatic monologue A type of poem which is spoken to a listener. The speaker addresses a specific topic while the listener unwittingly reveals details about him/herself.

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Elegy A sad and thoughtful poem about the death of an individual.

Epic An extensive, serious poem that tells the story about a heroic figure.

Lyric A poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.

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