Blitz Definition

Poetry Definition of Blitz

A form of poetry created by poet Robert Keim in 2008. It is a 50-line poem of short phrases and images. The "Blitz" poem is well-named, as the fifty short lines are read in rapid-fire fashion. “The form really relies on sound and rapid "flow." ~Rob Keim.

Here are the rules:

  • Line 1 should be one short phrase or image (like “build a boat”)
  • Line 2 should be another short phrase or image using the same first word as the first word in Line 1 (something like “build a house”)
  • Lines 3 and 4 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 2 as their first words (so Line 3 might be “house for sale” and Line 4 might be “house for rent”)
  • Lines 5 and 6 should be short phrases or images using the last word of Line 4 as their first words, and so on until you’ve made it through 48 lines
  • Line 49 should be the last word of Line 48
  • Line 50 should be the last word of Line 47
  • The title of the poem should be three words long and follow this format: (first word of Line 3) (preposition or conjunction) (first word of line 47)
  • There should be no punctuation, except for an ellipse after the final two words in lines 49 & 50.


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Top 5 Blitz Poem Examples

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Premium Member Poem Lips Forever Joined Lamoureux, Richard Blitzfirst love, happiness, innocence,
Premium Member Poem ''silence sweet solitude'' Wings, Broken Blitznature, poems, writing,
Night Of Dreams Smith, Tim Blitzlove, romantic, valentines day,
Premium Member Poem Periodical and Rash Guzzi, Debbie Blitzallegory,
Chains of Colonialism Sanchez, Pandita Blitzafrica, discrimination, people, racism,

Standard Definition

[n] a rapid and violent military attack with intensive aerial bombardment
[n] (football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
[v] attack suddenly and without warning; "Hitler blitzed Poland"

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