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Consolidated List of Poetic Forms and Terms

Abbreviated Haiku I Abbreviated Haiku II Abecedarium Abecedarius Abstract Language Abstract Poetry
Academic Verse Acatalectic Accentual Verse Accentual-Syllabic Verse Acephalexis Acrostic
Adonics Adynaton Ae Freislighe Alba Alcaics Alexandrine
Alexandrine Couplets Allegory Alliteration Allusion Alternating Quatrain Alternating Sonnet
Amphibrach Amphigory Anachronism Anaclasis Anacreontic Ode Anacreontics
Anacrusis Anapest Anaphora Anglo-Saxon Accentual Verse Anthimeria Aubade
Awdl gywydd Bagarthach Verses Balada Balassi stanza Ballad Measure Ballade
Ballade Royale Ballade Supreme Ballade Supreme with Double Refrain Ballade with Double Refrain Barzelletta Beast Epic
Bestiary Bina Bio Poem Blank Verse Blason Blessing
Blues Sonnet Blues Stanza Boast Bob and Wheel Bouts-Rimés Bowlesian Sonnet
Brace Octave Brag Bref Double Bridging Title Bucolic Burns Stanza
Byr A Thoddaid Côte Calligramme Cameo Cancione Canticle
Canzone Canzone II Capitolo Carol Casbairdne Catalog Poem
Catch or Caccia Caudate Sonnet Cento Chained Sonnet Chanso Chanson de Geste
Chant Chant Royal Chant Royal with Double Refrain Chante-Fable Chantey Charm
Choka Choral Lyric Choriambics Cinq-Cinquain Cinquain Classical Hendecasyllable
Classical Heroic Line Classical Hexameter Classical Pentameter Clerihew Clogyrnach Closed Verse
Coin Poem Comedy Common Measure Common Octave Complaint Compound Acrostic
Concrete Poem Corona Corona of Sonnets Count Down Count Up Couplet Envelope
Couplet Sonnet Couplets Cowleyan Ode Crambo Crown of Sonnets Curse
Curtal Long Hymnal Stanza Curtal Quatrain Curtal Sonnet Cyhydedd Fer Cyhydedd Hir Cyhydedd Naw Ban
Cyrch a Chwta Cywydd deuair fyrion Cywydd deuair hirion Cywydd Llosgyrnog Dabali Shairi Dactyl
Dactylic Hexameter Dada Dansa Deachnadh Mor Debat Decastich
Decrina Deibhidhe Descort Deten Dialogue Diamante
Diaspora Sonnet Didactic Diminishing Verse Dipodic Quatrain Dithyramb Ditty
Dizain Dodoitsu Doggerel Domino Rhyme Dorsimbra Double
Double Acrostic Double Ballade Double Ballade Supreme Double Ballade with Eight-Line Stanza Double Chant Royal Double Dactyl
Double Five Double Glose Double Refrain Ballade Double Refrain Ballade Supreme Double Refrain Chant Royal Double Refrain Kyrielle
Double Sonnet Double Tetractys Dryden's Roundelay Dunadh Echo Verse Eclogue
Eclogue Debat Edda Measures Ekphrastic Elegiac Couplets Elegiacs Elegy
Elemental ode Enclosed Tercet Enclosed Triplet Encomium English Heroic Line English Madrigal
English Ode English Quintet Englyn Cyrch Englyn Lleddfbroest Englyn Milwr Englyn Penfyr
Englyn Proest Dalgron Englyn Proest Gadwynog Englyn Unodl Crwca Englyn Unodl Union Enjambment Envelope Quintet
Envelope Sonnet Envelope Stanza Envelope Verse Envoi Envoy Epic
Epicedium Epigram Epistle Epithalmion Epithalmium Epyllion
Etheree Evensong Exemplum Exquisite Corpse Fable Fabliau
Faceted Diamond Flyting Form Redoubled Fornyrðislag Found Poem Fourteeners
Free Verse French Heroic Line French Rhymed Sestina French Sonnet Genethliacum Georgic
Georgics Ghazal Glose Gwawdodyn Hir Gwawdodyns Haikai no Renga
Haiku Heroic Couplets Heroic Octave Heroic Rispetto Heroic Sestet Heroic Sonnet
Heroic Stanza Hexaduad Hir a Thoddaid Homostrophic Ode Horation Ode Hudibrastics
Huitain Hymnal Octave Hymnal Stanza Iamb Iambic Pentameter In Memorium Stanza
Incantation Infinite Gloss Interlocking Rubaiyat Inverted Hexaduad Irregular Ode Italian Madrigal
Italian Octave Italian Quatrain Italian Sestet Italian Sonnet Johnn Keatsian Ode
Kyrielle Kyrielle Dialog Kyrielle Hymn Lai Lai Nouveau Lament
Lamentation Lay Left-Handed Poems Light Verse Limerick Lira
Litany Little Willie Liturgics Long Hymnal Octave Long Hymnal Stanza Long Measure
Long Octave Luc Bat Lyric Macaronic Verse Mad Calf Mad Cow
Mad Song Stanza Madrigal Magali Shairi Metaphor Metrical Romance Miku
Mirror Image Monk’s Tale Stanza Monody Monotetra Morningsong Mote
Musaddas Napoleonic Sonnet Narrative Nashers Newman Sestina Nightsong
Nonce Nonet Nonsense Verse Nursery Rhyme Obsequy Ocarina
Octave Ode Old Story Measure Omar Khayyam Quatrain Open Verse Ottava Rima
Pæon Palinode Pangyric Pantoum Pastoral Pathya Vat
Pensee Petrarchan Sonnet Phyrric Pindaric Ode Pleiades Pleiadic
Podic Verse Poulter's Measure Prayer Pregunta Primer Couplet Prose
Prose Poems Prothalamion Prothalamium Pushkin Sonnet Qasida Quantitative Verse
Quartina Quatern Quaternion Quatorzain Quatrains Quintet
Quintet II Quintilla Quintina Redondilla Redondilla Sonnet Renga
Renga Chain Retourne Reveille Reverse Abecedarium Reverse English Sonnet Reverse Habbie
Rhopalics Rhupunt Rhyme Royal Rhymed Double Sestina Rictameter Riddle
Rimas Dissolutas Rime Coulée Rispetto Romantic stanza Rondeau Rondeau Prime
Rondeau Redoublé Rondeau Redoubled Rondel Rondel Prime Rondel Supreme Rondelet
Rondine Ronsardian Ode Roundel Roundelay Rubai Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat Stanza Rustavelian Quatrain Ruthless Rhyme Sapphic Stanza Sapphics Sardine
Satire Scottish Stanza Scupham sonnet Scupham Stanza Sedoka Seicinque
Senryu Sept Septet Septet II Serenade Serpentine Verses
Serventesio Sestet Sestina Sextain Sextilla Shairi
Shakespearean Sonnet Sheshire Short Couplet Short Heroic Sestet Short Hymnal Octave Short Hymnal Stanza
Short Measure Short Octave Short Particular Measure Short Rondel Short Sestet Short-Ended Englyn
Sicilian Octave Sicilian Quatrain Sicilian Quintet Sicilian Septet Sicilian Sestet Sicilian Sonnet
Sicilian Tercet Sicilian Triplet Sidney's Double Sestina Sijo Simile Sirvente
Skeltonics Soft-Songed Tercet Soft-Songed Triplet Soldier’s Englyn Soliloquy Somonka
Song Measure Song That Luc Bat Song That Luc Bat Sonnet Sonnet Sonnet (Other) Sonnet of Sonnets
Sonnet Redoubled Sonondilla Speech Measure Spenserian Quintilla Spenserian Sonnet Spenserian Stanza
Split Couplet Split Sestet Spondee Standard Habbie Stave Strambotto (Sicilian)
Strambotto (Tuscan) Stretched Sonnet Swinburne's Double Sestina Swinburne's Rhymed Sestina Syllabic Verse Tanka
Tawddgyrch Cadwynog Teddy Poem Telestich Tercet Terza Rima Terza Rima Sonnet
Terzanelle Tetractys Tetrastich Than-Bauk Than-Bauk Poem Threnody
Top Glose Tragedy Trenta-Sei Triad Trine Trio
Triolet Triplet Tritrina Triumphal Ode Triversan Triversan Stanza
Trochee Tumbling Verse Tyburn Venus and Adonis Stanza Villancico Villancico II
Villanelle Visual Poetry Waka Word List Wordsworth’s Sonnet Yeats Octave
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