Poetic Forms: Compendium
As I stated last week, I’m going to be taking a break from writing these, but before I go, I wanted to link them all in one post so you can bookmark this page and have a go at any of the forms you didn’t get around to.
I won’t feature a poem from last week, but I do want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has participated these last few months. It has been great to share in your enthusiasm and your excellent writing!
Click on the name of the form to find out more.
A poem where the first letter of every line spells out a word reading up or down the poem.
A poem which makes use of internal rhyme and a tight syllables structure
A contronym is a word which can be perceived to have two opposing definitions – why not use them in your poetry?
A heavily structured poem with a fun variety of rules.
A free verse poem heavily reliant on tone and emotion.
An experimental form, Phrase Manipulation is where a single phrase is repeated and broken down throughout the poem.
This is a short form which uses repetition and a tight rhyming structure.
The Rubaiyat has a gentle but insistent flow which is perfect for holding your audience’s attention.
A form with an interlacing rhyme scheme which is beautifully lyrical when done right.
The rhythm and repetition of the Villanelle give it a haunting quality.
Farewell for now!