Poetry Examples

By: Jordan Richardson

· Acrostic: is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message

rendered so that each line
opens or closes with words in
sequence to read from
top to bottom, their
initial or final letters
constituting a word or phrase.

· Haiku: is a very short form of Japanese poetry typically characterized by three qualities

An old silent pond...

A frog jumps into the pond,

splash! Silence again.

· Cinquain: is a class of poetic forms that employ a 5-line pattern


Lived once,

Long ago, but

Only dust and dreams


· Limerick: is a short, humorous, often ribald or nonsense poem

I've reached beyond those limits that bound
and searched around ‘til I finally found
The Pinnacle of Reality
Is in my utter mortality
and so what I've found is simply the ground

· Diamante: is a style of poetry that is made up of seven lines

Bright, Sunny
Raining, Shining, Heating
Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Bedtime
Darkening, Cooling, Scaring
Dark, Cold

· Free verse: is an open form of poetry

Some kind of attraction that is neither

Animal, vegetable, nor mineral, a power not

Solar, fusion, or magnetic

And it is all in my head that

I could see into his

And find myself sitting there

· Concrete: is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem

Coffee mild, but dark as toast.

O… Oh healthy cup, of robust roast,

F...Fresh the smell, of perking pot,

F.... Flavors senses, while it`s hot.

E.... Everlasting, in every way,

E...Every morning, every day.

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