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Types of Poetry Posters

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9 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 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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  • LISSA PRICE

    What about diamante poem?

    Comment by LISSA PRICE on December 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm


  • Jazmin Weaver

    thank you! gracias!

    Comment by Jazmin Weaver on December 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm


  • Audrey Moore

    Wonderful resource. Thank you.

    Comment by Audrey Moore on December 9, 2014 at 5:34 am


  • Caroline Urquhart

    An extensive resource, thanks for sharing

    Comment by Caroline Urquhart on December 9, 2014 at 10:40 am


  • Anne Gearside

    For Stage 1 – or beyond; a sensory poem might also be included. Thanks for this resource.

    Comment by Anne Gearside on February 24, 2019 at 9:53 am


    • Kristian Kristian

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on February 25, 2019 at 8:49 am


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Resource Updates

  • This resource has been updated to include the diamante poem.

    Addition by Nikki (Teach Starter) Nov 6th, 2017

  • This resource has been updated to include the diamante poem.

    Addition by Nikki (Teach Starter) Nov 6th, 2017

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