11 Popular types of poems

When you read a poem you read it first for what it is; and again because it appeals to you. Some poems are clear, others are not so clear. Always reread a poem to capture its meaning; then try to paraphrase the content of the poem. You should also use a dictionary to help you understand the meaning of some words.

There are many types of poems. The most popular ones are: Acrostic, Couplet, Haiku, Limerick, Narrative, Free Verse, Humorous, Lyrical, Analogy, Allegory, and Ballads.

types of poems

Acrostic poem is a poem in which the first letter in every line delivers a message.

Couplet poem is a pair of lines in a verse that rhymes and have the same meter or rhythm.

Haiku poem is traditional Japanese poetry that consists of three lines of five, seven and five syllables. They rarely rhyme.

Limerick poem is a rhymed humorous and nonsense poem of five lines.

Narrative poems tells a story. Ballads are usually narrative, but began as folk songs and continue to be used today in modern music.

Free Verse is modern poetry that does follow any set of rules, they don’t rhyme or have any rhythm.

Humorous poems are funny and silly poems.

Lyrical poem expresses emotion and can be a song.