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Poetic Forms and Terms by Origin

American
Bagarthach Verses
Blues Sonnet
Blues Stanza
Côte
Cinquain
Curtal Quatrain
Deten
Diamante
Dipodic Quatrain
Double Chant Royal
Double Refrain Ballade Supreme
Double Refrain Chant Royal
Etheree
Faceted Diamond
Infinite Gloss
Johnn
Kyrielle Dialog
Kyrielle Hymn
Left-Handed Poems
Mad Calf
Mad Cow
Nashers
Quintina
Reverse Habbie
Sardine
Short Sestet
Spenserian Quintilla
Split Sestet
Teddy Poem
Top Glose
Trenta-Sei
Triversan
Triversan Stanza
 
American (Jewish)
Sheshire
 
Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon Accentual Verse
 
Arabic
Musaddas
Qasida
 
Belarus
Romantic stanza
 
British/American
Double Dactyl
 
Burmese
Than-Bauk
 
Burmese/English
Than-Bauk Poem
 
Cambodian
Pathya Vat
 
Celtic
Dunadh
 
Chilean
Elemental Ode
 
Earth
Syllabic Verse
 
England
Bina
Bowlesian Sonnet
Crambo
Decrina
Domino Rhyme
Newman Sestina
Ocarina
Podic Verse
Quartina
Ruthless Rhyme
Scupham sonnet
Septet II
Sonnet of Sonnets
 
English
Blank Verse
Bob and Wheel
Brace Octave
Cameo
Clerihew
Cowleyan Ode
Curtal Sonnet
Dryden's Roundelay
English Heroic Line
English Madrigal
English Quintet
Hexaduad
Inverted Hexaduad
Keatsian Ode
Limerick
Mad Song Stanza
Pensee
Poulter's Measure
Quaternion
Reverse English Sonnet
Rhymed Double Sestina
Roundel
Sept
Shakespearean Sonnet
Sidney's Double Sestina
Skeltonics
Spenserian Sonnet
Spenserian Stanza
Swinburne's Double Sestina
Swinburne's Rhymed Sestina
Tumbling Verse
Wordsworth’s Sonnet
 
French
Alexandrine
Alternating Sonnet
Ballade
Ballade Royale
Ballade Supreme
Blason
Bouts-Rimés
Bref Double
Calligramme
Chanso
Chant Royal
Chante-Fable
Descort
Dizain
Double Ballade
Double Ballade Supreme
Double Refrain Ballade
Double Refrain Kyrielle
Envoy
French Heroic Line
French Rhymed Sestina
French Sonnet
Huitain
Lai
Lai Nouveau
Quatern
Quatorzain
Retourne
Rimas Dissolutas
Rime Coulée
Rondeau
Rondeau Prime
Rondeau Redoubled
Rondel
Rondel Supreme
Rondelet
Ronsardian Ode
Short Rondel
Trine
Triolet
Villanelle
 
French/Italian
Terzanelle
 
French/Occitan
Sestina
 
Georgian
Dabali Shairi
Magali Shairi
Shairi
 
Greek
Adonics
Alcaics
Amphibrach
Anacreontic Ode
Anapest
Choriambics
Classical Hendecasyllable
Classical Heroic Line
Dactyl
Elegiacs
Epyllion
Horation Ode
Ode
Pindaric Ode
Sapphic Stanza
Sapphics
Spondee
 
Greek/Italian
Palinode
 
Indo-European/Germanic
Accentual Verse
 
Indo-European/Sanskrit/Greek
Quantitative Verse
 
Irish
Ae Freislighe
Casbairdne
Deachnadh Mor
Deibhidhe
Triad
Yeats Octave
 
Italian
Barzelletta
Canzone
Canzone II
Capitolo
Caudate Sonnet
Heroic Rispetto
Italian Madrigal
Italian Octave
Italian Quatrain
Italian Sestet
Macaronic Verse
Ottava Rima
Petrarchan Sonnet
Rispetto
Strambotto (Tuscan)
Terza Rima
Terza Rima Sonnet
 
Japanese
Abbreviated Haiku I
Abbreviated Haiku II
Choka
Dodoitsu
Haikai no Renga
Haiku
Renga
Renga Chain
Sedoka
Senryu
Somonka
Tanka
Waka
 
Korean
Sijo
 
Latin
Accentual-Syllabic Verse
 
Magyar
Balassi stanza
 
Malayan
Pantoum
 
Norse
Edda Measures
Old Story Measure
Song Measure
Speech Measure
 
Norwegian
Word List
 
Occitan
Balada
Dansa
 
Persian
Ghazal
Interlocking Rubaiyat
Rubai
Rubaiyat
 
Scots/English
Rhyme Royal
 
Scottish
Standard Habbie
 
Sicily
Sicilian Octave
Sicilian Quatrain
Sicilian Quintet
Sicilian Septet
Sicilian Sestet
Sicilian Sonnet
Sicilian Tercet
Sicilian Triplet
Strambotto (Sicilian)
 
Spanish
Cancione
Lira
Pregunta
Quintilla
Redondilla
Sextilla
Villancico
Villancico II
Zéjel
 
Spanish/Portuguese
Double Glose
Glose
 
Vietnamese
Luc Bat
Song That Luc Bat
 
Vietnamese/English
Song That Luc Bat Sonnet
 
Welsh
Awdl gywydd
Byr A Thoddaid
Clogyrnach
Cyhydedd Fer
Cyhydedd Hir
Cyhydedd Naw Ban
Cyrch a Chwta
Cywydd deuair fyrion
Cywydd deuair hirion
Cywydd Llosgyrnog
Englyn Cyrch
Englyn Lleddfbroest
Englyn Milwr
Englyn Penfyr
Englyn Proest Dalgron
Englyn Proest Gadwynog
Englyn Unodl Crwca
Englyn Unodl Union
Gwawdodyn Hir
Gwawdodyns
Hir a Thoddaid
Rhupunt
Tawddgyrch Cadwynog
 

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