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Forms of Poetry - F | Types of Poetry - F

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

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Fibonacci

Definition

The number of syllables in each line must equal the sum of the syllables in the two previous lines. So, start with 0 and 1, add them together to get your next number, which is also 1, 2 comes next, then add 2 and 1 to get 3, and so on. Fibonnaci: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21... Poetry: 1 syllable, 1 syllable, 2 syllables, 3 syllables, 5 syllables, 8 syllables, 13 syllables, 21 syllables...

Example

I
like
to blog.
Frequently.
Theory matters.
Computer science (theory)
is my home and geometric algorithms are
sublime. Let P be a set of points in general position in the plane. Amen.

My
brain
can find
such solace
in this simple verse
made of certain syllable words.


Footle

Definition

A footle is a 2 line, 2 syllable trochaiac monometer poem with an integral title suitable for light, witty, pertinent, topical verse.

Example

Brian Strand, UK Experimental Verse ~ Footle* Acers warm glow fall show Go Slow heigh-ho furlough Bonnie & Clyde too snide both died


Free verse

Definition

A term describing various styles of poetry that are not written using strict meter or rhyme, but that still are recognizable as 'poetry' by virtue of complex patterns of one sort or another that readers can perceive to be part of a coherent whole.

Example

Fog
by Carl Sandburg

THE FOG comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.