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Celebrations

Celebration poetry expresses praise for an achievement or best wishes on a special moment in time, such as birthdays, honors, and congratulations.

Collaborations

A collaboration is a poem that is written by two or more authors.

Dark Poetry

Dark poetry themes consist of sadness, horror, fear, death, gloom, depression, and negativity.

Dedications

A Dedication poem is an intimate poem written to a friend, loved one, or special interest.

Erotica

Erotica is creative work that manages a topic that is sensually animating or explicitly sexual. Sexual craftsmanship may utilize any imaginative structure to portray a suggestive substance. Erotica is rated Mature, for adults only.

Friendship

Friendship poetry describes fondness, endearment, sentiment, and trust in a relationship of mutual alliances.

General

General Poetry on every day topics.

Grieving and Loss

Grieving and loss poetry expresses personal feelings of loss and grief that can occur after losing someone or something that a person deeply cares about.

Heartbreak

Love gone bad, pain of love, and break ups.

Humorous

Humorous poetry are comical and silly poems expressed with the intentions of being funny and amusing.

Insight

Insight poetry are poems that express deep understanding, and heightened wisdom.

Inspirational

Inspirational poetry is written with the intent to motivate and encourage the reader with special messages that impart confidence, hope, and success.

Just For Fun

Poems written just for fun.

Love and Romance

Love and romance poems express deep feelings of tenderness, sweetness, gentle fondness, affection, and adoration toward a romantic interest.

Random

Just random thoughts, creativity, and ideas.

Rants

A poetic rant is a emotionally heightened flow of speech expresssing a personal message in a wild and passionate way.

Rap Lyrics

Rap is a fluid and spoken harmonic language, usually expressed by forming rhyming speech patterns that is intoned to a musical backing.

Short Stories

These are short stories. These stories range from horror to sci-fi to romance to crime to thillers, and everything in-between.

Song Lyrics

Song Lyrics are written with a focus on lyrical atrributes that express the quality and characteristics of a musical song.

Spirituality

Spiritual poetry focuses on point of views that are written from a spiritual perspective.

Spoken Word

Spoken word is a performance poem, meant to be read out loud.

Form Poetry

Acrostic Poetry

An acrostic poem is a poem where specific letters in each line spell out a word, or phrase. Most times, the first letters of each line are used to spell the word, or phrase, but they can appear anywhere in the poem.

Ballad

Ballad poems are traditional story poems of folklore and legend that is sometimes set to music.

Cinquain

A Cinquain is a 5 line poem arranged in a special way to express a specific mood or emotion. The form structure of a cinquain is - Line 1: One Noun. Line 2: Two adjectives that describe the noun. Line 3: Three action verbs that fit the topic. Line 4: Four-word phrase that express feelings on the topic. Line 5: A clearly defined term that explains Line 1

Haiku

A haiku is a form of traditional Japanese poetry. These short poems consist of 3 lines with 17 syllables each. Haikus often focuses on nature. The form structure of a haiku is - Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables

Limerick

A limerick is short, comical poem that consists of three long and two short lines with an AABBA rhyme scheme.

Metered

Iambic meter (unstressed/stressed). Trochaic meter (stressed/unstressed). Spondaic meter, (stressed/stressed). Anapestic meter (unstressed/unstressed/ stressed). Dactylic meter (stressed/unstressed/unstressed)

Pantoum

The pantoum is a poem that consists of quatrains (4-line stanzas) with an ABAB rhyme scheme that repeat lines 2 and 4 in the previous stanza as lines 1 and 3 in the next stanza. The last line of a pantoum is the same as the first line.

Senryū

Senryū is a form of Japanese short verse poetry that is similar to haiku poetry, but with the intent to capture human nature. The Senryū form uses 17 syllables that consist of three unrhymed lines with a five, seven, five syllable (5, 7, 5) structure.

Sonnet

A sonnet is a poem with 4 stanzas, 3 stanzas of 4 lines and ends with a 2 line stanza. The quatrains follow an ABAB rhyme scheme, and the last two lines should rhyme as well. Each line should be 10 syllables long, and follow the rhyme scheme of an unstressed syllable, followed by a stressed syllable.

Tanka

A Tanka is a traditional 5 line Japanese poetry form, written as a single verse, a tanka utilizes 31 syllables, and uses a strict 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count.

Triloet

A Triolet is a form that is made up of 8 lines. With a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines lines repeat as well. The rhyme scheme is ABaAabAB.

Villanelle

A Villanelle is a 19-line poem thast uses a very strict rhyme scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The 1st and the 3rd lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last two lines.

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