Over 50 Different Types of Poetry

Whether you are searching for a new type of poem to write or doing research for a critique, you will find this list quite useful and informative. I gathered a list of over fifty different types of poetry for your viewing pleasure. I will be adding to this list whenever I find something new.

ABC

Consists of five lines. Lines 1 to 4 are made up of words, phrases, or clauses with the first letter of each line in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and may start with any letter.

Acrostic

Consists of any number of lines which spell a word or message. Usually the message is formed from the first letter of the phrase, but may be any letter. Continue Reading