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Forms of Poetry - N. This is a comprehensive resource of poetic forms beginning with the letter N. We include examples of different types of poetry.

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Definition

Naat is a poetry that specifically praises the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Example



Definition

Poetry that tells about the word. It uses the letters of the word for the first letter of each line.

Example

John

John is an athlete
On Saturdays he likes to sleep in
His favorite food is pizza
Never call him Johnny



Definition

Narrative poetry is poetry that tells a story. In its broadest sense, it includes epic poetry; some would reserve the name narrative poetry for works on a smaller scale and generally with more direct appeal to human interest than the epic.

Example

The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe



Definition

Nazm Urdu nazm is a major part of Urdu poetry. From Nazeer Akarabadi, Iqbal, Josh, Firaq, Akhtarul Iman to down the line Noon Meem Rashid, Faiz, Ali Sardar Jafri and Kaifi Azmi. They have covered common life, philosophical thinking, national issues and the precarious predecament of individual human being.As a distinct form of Nazm many Urdu poets influenced by English and other European poets took to writing sonnets in Urdu language. Azmatullah Khan (1887-1923) is believed to have introduced this format to Urdu Literature. The other renowned Urdu poets who wrote sonnets were Akhtar Junagarhi, Akhtar Sheerani, Noon Meem Rashid, Zia Fatehabadi, Salaam Machhalishahari and Wazir Agha.

Example



Definition

nine lines, each increasing in one syllable, then at the midpoint, decreasing again. The form, when centered, appears like a paper lantern. The first and last word may be the same, antonyms, or synonyms.

Example

1
nine
lines of
increasing
syllable count
making a ninette
poetry form
decreasing
back to
one

2
green
are the
pine needles
hanging on the
branches way up
over our heads
but they fall
to earth
brown

3
spring
arrives
suddenly
when the crocus
pushes through the snow
to raise a small
herald of
warmer
spring



Definition

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine that finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional. line 1 - 9 syllables line 2 - 8 syllables line 3 - 7 syllables line 4 - 6 syllables line 5 - 5 syllables line 6 - 4 syllables line 7 - 3 syllables line 8 - 2 syllables line 9 - 1 syllable

Example

School

I wish we didn't have to stay here.
The only good part is lunchtime,
eating and playing handball
instead of doing maths.
I don't like history
or geography.
I can't wait
for the
bell.

© Copyright Suzanne Honour 2002-2003



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