Forms Of Poetry
The forms of poetry that are hyperlinked, are discussed. Click on them to view more details:
|Bestiary||Blank Verse||Blues Stanza||Bob and Wheel||Bref Double|
|Bucolics||Burlesque||Burns Stanza||Byr A Thoddaid||Caccia|
|Cyhydedd Hir||Cyrch A Chwta||Decastich||Deibhidhe||Descort|
|Ditty||Dizain||Dramatics||Echo Verse||Eclogue Debat|
|Mote||Narratives||Nightsong||Nonsense Verse||Nursery rhyme|
|Plampede||Posie||Poulter's Measure||Prose Poem||Qasida|
|Rhupunt||Riddle||Rimas Dissolutas||Rime Royal||Rispetto|
(The source for this page is: 'The New Book Of Forms'.)
Irish. Syllabic. As Irish
and Welsh forms are complex systems of rhyme, alliteration, and consonance,
they cannot be reproduced accurately in the English language. One
can pay attention to only the rhyme scheme and syllabification. Thus,
ae freislighe, simplified, is a Quatrain Stanza of seven syllable
lines. Lines 1 and 3 rhyme in triple rhymes; lines 2 and 4 rhyme in
double rhymes. The poem (not the stanza) should end with the same
first syllable, word, or line with which it begins. The technical
term for this ending is dunadh, and it occurs in all the Gaelic
|Bob and Wheel
In simple words,
it is an English accentual-syllabic Quintet Stanza that is followed
by a special set of five lines that have the characterstics that make
them known as 'Bob and Wheel'. The bob rhymes with lines (2) &
(4) of the wheel; lines (1) & (3) of the wheel rhyme with each
and English. A joyous hymn. Originally it had a two-line burden or
Texte Couplet, rhyming a1 a2, and any number of Quatrain
stanzas, rhyming bbba The last lines of these stanzas rhymed
with the burden lines. The lines are generally trimeter or tetrameter,
with no set verse foot.
terlow, terly terlow,
the field they piped full right,
there came a company
Didactics is a minor subgenre of the literary genre called poetry. Didactic poetry is instructional (teaching poetry); its purpose is to give instructions or information regarding some subject. There are traditionally four didactic forms in English Literature.
The EPISTLE is a loose form, a letter to someone in particular or to mankind in general.
The PRIMER COUPLET, a
set form, is a dipodic couplet, rhyming aa. Usually, primer
couplets are rhymed aphorisms. Example:
The RIDDLE is a short lyric that poses a question, the answer to which lies hidden in hints.
GEORGICS are rhymed instructions or directions in the arts, sciences, or trades -- versified handbooks. Example: David Wagoner's 'Staying Alive'.