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Acrostic, telestich, mesostich, cross acrostic

Usually poems, structured so the beginning of all the lines or units are letters that collectively spell a word.
When the endings make the word
When the middle of the lines make the word
When the first of first line, second of second line, etc. make the word.

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Abecedarian/abecedarius/abecedary

Acrostic where the beginnings go in alphabetical order

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Alexandrine

Verse in iambic hexameter

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Aubade

A poem about dawn or morning, often featuring lovers parting ways.

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Ballad

Meant for oral presentation, recounts an exciting tale.

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Blason

Poem of praise or blame that lays out its car in an organized manner

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Boasting poem

Common in the oral tradition, boasting poems feature the bravery and adventures of a person, told by that person.

##Beowulf is a boasting poem

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Canticle

Originally a chant or song take directly from the bible, then simply a chant, now it means any poem with clear parallels to religious songs and poetry.

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Canto

Division of a long poem.

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Carol/Carole

Evolved:
Dance in medieval France > the song accompanying the dance > a joyful song > a religious joyful song > a Christmas hymn

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Chain verse

Poetry in which stanzas are connected together via rhyme scheme, word choice, or a type of repetition.

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Chant Royal

One of the most complicated forms of poetry in French . The subject and structure is highly specific.

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Cinquain

Originally a medieval form, it is now any five-lined stanza

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Companion Poems

Poems that complement one another.

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Complaint

Popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A lyric that expresses disappointment and despair at the coldness of ones mistress, complains generally about life, or expresses sadness or disgust at the world around him.

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Confessional Poetry

Verse with a very personal, often painful, expression. No persona, the poets seem to talk directly to the point reader

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Counting-out Rhyme or Song

Mainly used to teach children how to count, and often includes hand motions

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Couplet

Two successive lines of poetry with end rhymes.

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Closed Couplet

Two lines that rhyme and contain a complete thought it or idea. Usually in iambic pentameter

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Distich-couplet

Two successive forms with similar form

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Elegiac-classically

A distich used to commemorate the dead. One line of dactylic hexameter and one of pentameter

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Heroic couplet

Couplet in iambic pentameter.

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Open couplet

In which the second line carries an incomplete thought and relies on the next line to finish it

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Doggerel

Bad attempts at poetry. Boring rhyme or Rhythm, trite subjects and poor sentiment

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Dramatic monologue

A poem that reveals a "soul in action" in a dramatic situation and is addressed to someone silent

Robert Browning was a master at this form

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Echo verse

Poetry with lines that end in repeats

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Elegy

Sustained, formal poem with a serious tone, contemplating a theme like death

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End-stopped lines

Complete at the end in content and grammar

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Enjambment or run-on lines

The thought of one line continues to the next

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Englyn

Welsh verse; quatrain with complicated rules