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Types of Poetry The 5 Types of Poetry are: Lyric Narrative Limerick Haiku Free Verse 2 Lyric

Uses imaginative language to capture the emotions or realization of a moment Tends to sound like music 3 Lyric CHARACTERISTICS STRUCTURE Focuses on a moment in time

Divided into lines that are often grouped into stanzas Expresses insight or new understanding Has a speaker, or voice, who is telling the poem May use rhyming, tempo, and/or visual elements to add meaning Uses words for both sound and meaning

Imagery and figurative language Usually has a rhythm or musical feel Might break the rules of English grammar and spelling 4 O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weatherd every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring

5 Narrativ e Uses imaginative language to tell a story and express an insight Tends to be very long in nature 6 Narrativ e

CHARACTERISTICS STRUCTURE Story-telling elements, including characters, conflict, setting, and plot Divided into lines which may be organized by stanzas Themes and insights to life Sometimes written as one long

stanza Imagery, or sensory language, that creates pictures in the readers mind Has a speaker or voice that tells the story (the narrator) Uses figurative language and sound devices, such as onomatopoeia 7 Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; 8 Limeric k Uses humor and exaggeration to make a statement or a joke

Often called nonsensical or silly poetry 9 Limeric k CHARACTERISTICS STRUCTURE Uses figurative language and sound devices, such as

onomatopoeia 5 lines long Often uses personification Rhyming scheme is AABBA Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7-10 syllables Lines 3 and 4 have 5-7 syllables 10

There once was a horse who loved ballet And he liked to show off his plie. He got some attention Cuz he failed to mention That he quit after only one day! 11 Haik u Traditional Japanese poetry\ Often focuses on nature, simplicity, and

self-expression 12 Haik u CHARACTERISTICS STRUCTURE Uses figurative language and sound devices, such as onomatopoeia

3 lines long Structured by syllables instead of rhyming No rhyming scheme Line 1 always has 5 syllables Line 2 always has 7 syllables Line 3 always has 5 syllables 13 Raindrops make music

Clouds kiss with a spark so bright Natures lullaby 14 Free Vers e Free style of poetry Does not follow rules of poetry, language, or grammar 15

Free Vers e CHARACTERISTICS STRUCTURE Based on natural pauses and natural speaking rhythm No set structure

Meant to convey emotion and feeling naturally May use figurative language and sound devices, such as onomatopoeia 16 The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches

and then moves on. 17

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