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most commonly used as mnemonic devices and word games for children, such as those written by Dr. Seuss and Edward Gorey
abecedarian
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a popular form in children’s verse, often comical, nonsensical, and sometimes even lewd
limerick
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as one of the world’s oldest poetic techniques, ________ is used in much of the world’s religious and devotional poetry, including numerous Biblical Psalms
anaphora
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originally accompanied by music and dance, and later reserved by the Romantic poets to convey their strongest sentiments
ode
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their subject matter dealt with religious themes, love, tragedy, domestic crimes, and sometimes even political propaganda
ballad
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although poetry and mathematics often seem to be incompatible areas of study, this seeks to connect them
OULIPO
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one of the principal forms of music and poetry in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century France
ballade
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originated in Malaysia in the fifteenth-century as a short folk poem, typically made up of two rhyming couplets that were recited or sung
pantoum
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typically takes on themes such as struggle, despair, and sex
blues poem
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not unlike the Shakespearean sonnet in trajectory, a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas
the bop
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plants one foot in prose, the other in poetry, both heels resting precariously on banana peels
prose poem
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from the Latin word for ‘patchwork,' a poetic form made up of lines from poems by other poets
cento
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refers to a lineage of creative works that idealize rural life and landscapes
pastoral
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began over seven hundred years ago in Japan to encourage the collaborative composition of poems
renga
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examples found in many European languages, and the origin of the form dates back to medieval French poetry
cinquain
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began as a lyric form in thirteenth-century France, popular among medieval court poets and musicians
rondeau
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the poet speaks through an assumed voice—a character, a fictional identity, or a persona
dramatic monologue
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dates back to ancient Greece and is named for the poet Sappho, who left behind many poem fragments written in an unmistakable meter
sapphic
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modern poems have generally shrugged off antiquity’s obsession with elaborate description, and instead have tried to interpret, inhabit, confront, and speak to their subjects
ekphrasis
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the thirty-nine-line form is attributed to Arnaut Daniel, the Provencal troubadour of the twelfth century
sestina
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mirrors three stages of loss, first, there is a lament, then praise for the idealized dead, and finally consolation and solace
elegy
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from the Italian sonetto, which means ‘a little sound or song,' a popular classical form that has compelled poets for centuries
sonnet
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one of the oldest Japanese forms, originated in the seventh century, and quickly became the preferred verse form in the Japanese Imperial Court
tanka
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includes superhuman deeds, fabulous adventures, highly stylized language, and a blending of lyrical and dramatic traditions
epic
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invented by the Italian poet Dante Alighiere in the late thirteenth century to structure his three-part epic poem, The Divine Comedy
terza rima
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candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker
epigram
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from the Latin ‘epistula’ for ‘letter’—are, quite literally, poems that read as letters
epistle
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the earliest were devotionals written by Patrick Carey, a seventeenth-century Benedictine monk
triolets
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often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems
found poem
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strange as it may seem for a poem with such a rigid rhyme scheme, it did not start off as a fixed form
villanelle
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traditionally invoking melancholy, love, longing, and metaphysical questions, are often sung by Iranian, Indian, and Pakistani musicians
ghazals
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a journey composed of a prose poem and ending with a meaningful murmur of sorts: a haiku
haibun
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often focusing on images from nature, emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression
haiku
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a popular form in children’s verse, often comical, nonsensical, and sometimes even lewd

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limerick

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as one of the world’s oldest poetic techniques, ________ is used in much of the world’s religious and devotional poetry, including numerous Biblical Psalms

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originally accompanied by music and dance, and later reserved by the Romantic poets to convey their strongest sentiments

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their subject matter dealt with religious themes, love, tragedy, domestic crimes, and sometimes even political propaganda

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