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Types of Poetry Posters

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

    Anne Gearside · Feb 24th, 2019

    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.

    Kristian · Feb 25th, 2019

    An extensive resource, thanks for sharing

    Caroline Urquhart · Dec 9th, 2014

    Wonderful resource. Thank you.

    Audrey Moore · Dec 9th, 2014

    thank you! gracias!

    Jazmin Weaver · Dec 8th, 2014

    What about diamante poem?

    LISSA PRICE · Dec 8th, 2014

    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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