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Types of Poems

All types of poems, forms or formats, with definitions and examples. See the top 10 types of poems and learn about popular forms of poetry like acrostic, haiku, lyric, narrative, and rhyme and more. Learn rhyme schemes, structure, form, stanzas, style, rhythm, and meter, etc. for all forms of poetry.

What is Form in Poetry?

Poetic form can be defined in many ways, but it is essentially a type of poem that is defined by physical structure, rhythm, and other elements. It has a specific style or set of rules that must be used when writing. Even the literal shape that a poem takes on paper can matter when it comes to the type of poem. The line length, number of syllables, and subject matter are all important parts of poetic form.

See also: Top 20 Most Popular Types of Poetry Ranked | Poetry Terminology | Types of Narrative Poetry | How to Write a Poem - 10 Steps

Poetry Forms by Letter

Top 10 Types of Poems, Forms or Formats

(10) | Concrete - Poems | Definition

(9) | Diamante - Poems | Definition

(8) | Lyric - Poems | Definition

(7) | Cinquain - Poems | Definition

(6) | Free verse - Poems | Definition

(5) | Limerick - Poems | Definition

(4) | Elegy - Poems | Definition

(3) | Ode - Poems | Definition

(2) | Acrostic - Poems | Definition

(1) | Haiku - Poems | Definition