Learn about form and structure in poetry with this literary word search.
There are 11 flash cards in this set (2 pages to print.)
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|Haiku||Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables, divided into 3 lines of 5,7, and 5 syllables. Highly descriptive and many times about nature|
|Free Verse||An open form of poetry. Does not use consistent patterns, rhyme, or any musical pattern. Tends to follow the rhyme of natural speech.|
|Limerick||Humorous verse of five lines in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the 3rd and 4th lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.|
|Cinquain||short poem of 5, usually unrhymed lines containing, respectively, 2, 4, 6, 8 and two syllable or any stanza of 5 lines|
|Sonnet||Verse from Italian origin. Consists of 14 lines in lambic pentameter with rhymes arranged according to a fixed scheme.|
|Elegy||A mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.|
|Ballad||Retells an event in history, in the news, or in your life.|
|Ode||A formal, often ceremonious lyric poem that addresses and often celebrates a person, place, thing, or idea.|
|Prose||The ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.|
|Quatrain||A four line stanza, rhyming|
|Sestina||A complex French verse form, usually unrhymed, consisting of 6 stanzas of 6 lines each.|