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Types of Poetry Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 9 pages | Years: 1 - 7

A set of 9 posters examining different styles of poetry.

The nine styles include:

Acrostic
A poem where a letter in each line forms a word or phrase when read in sequence.

Ballad
A rhythmic poem that tells a story. Ballads are often used in songs.

Haiku
A Japanese poem that consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.

Limerick
A funny or unusual poem that consists of five lines.

Ode
A lyric poem usually about a particular person or thing.

Riddle
A poem that describes something without actually naming what it is.

Cinquain
A five-line poem that contains vivid imagery and conveys a certain mood or emotion.

Kennings
A poem made up of several stanzas of two describing words.

Diamante

A poem comparing two subjects that is shaped like a diamond.

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  • Anne Gearside
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    For Stage 1 - or beyond; a sensory poem might also be included. Thanks for this resource.

    • Kristian
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      Hi Anne, Thanks for your suggestion. I will pass this onto our resource team. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Caroline Urquhart
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    An extensive resource, thanks for sharing

  • Audrey Moore
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    Wonderful resource. Thank you.

  • Jazmin Weaver
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    thank you! gracias!

  • LISSA PRICE
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    What about diamante poem?