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ABC of Poetry

 ABC of Poetry 

A is for Abcedarian which is what is this poem’s aim 
B is for  Blank Verse which is metered rhyme with scheme

C is for Chant Royal with six stanzas, same refrain
D is for Doidotsu  a funny folk song from Japan
E is for Ekphrasis concerning Objects 'D Art
F is for Free Verse, flowing directly from the heart

G is for Ghazal. telling of love’s beauty, despite pain
H is for Heroic Couplets, tales imparted by rhymes and iambs 

I is for Idyll, depicting a peaceful scene
J is for Just a blank page, this form is not yet seen

K is for Kwansaba. adhering strictly to number seven
L is for Lyric, to express our thoughts and feelings

M is for Monorhyme, a story with just one rhyme
N is for Narrative, when a story takes a long time

O is for Ode, a poeme, serious and meditative
P is for Personification, when inanimate things show feeling

Q is for Questionku that of course ends with a question
R is for Romanticism where love is very personal

S is for Sapphic Stanzas where syllables ebb and flow
T is for a Tanka, a rather elongated Haiku

U is for Undulating, words to rhyme and then to verse
V is for Villanelle,  that repeats a refrain for emphasis

W is for Writers Affirmation when our Muse has disappeared
X is for the X rated not a form, and not found here
Y is for Yodel......   that's  a form that is usually sung
Z is for ZaniLa Rhyme  flowing  smoothly on the tongue.

So many things to remember to create our poems and rhymes
We celebrate our muses over centuries of time.

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Wow Suz, you are on a winning roll here! Congrats on this fun winning poem!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Suzanne, Congratulations with your awesome poem in one of the best contest I've seen this year. It has been an honor in viewing all of Cyndi's ABC Couplet winners. I would have never pulled off this form or idea.... * xox-PD

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:21:00 PM
    Great way to go for the contest..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Loved it. Terry xoxo got a 7 >>>> very well deserved.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/12/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Terry: I can't see where these results are posted. I wonder if my computer is screwy?
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Loved it. Terry xoxo got a 7 >>>> very well deserved.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 2:32:00 PM
    Dear Suzanne, A Beautiful Creation of the ABC form Delightly Educational. Fabulous,Grandiose,Habile,Idyllic,Joy, Kaleidoscopic,LOVELY,Magnificent,Nice Operatic,Poetry,Quality,Riviting,Sweet Tantalizing,Unique,Vibrant,Wonderful, Xerographic,Yearning,Zealous Superb PEN. LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Excellent Suzanne, nice mix of poetic terms to teach all us poets and kids

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 6:46:00 PM
    ABC poems are truly epic! love this one !!! These lines are awesomely made keep up the goooood work!! -DWB

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/2/2013 9:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ThanksDavid: I appreciate you for stopping by today. SuZ
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 11:19:00 AM
    WOW. This is really wonderful! I am so impressed you were able to find a poetic form for each letter of the alphabet. "X" made me laugh ;)

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/2/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Heather ..... LOl I did have to draw on poetic license when I discovered the gaps....made me scramble and think.