Three Types of Poetry to Explore

June 30, 2023

Have you ever tried writing a poem? It’s not as intimidating as it sounds. There are many different types of poems and some are easier to write than others. Today, I’ll introduce you to three types of poetry!


1. Haiku

A haiku is a type of poem known for its distinctive structure. The first line is five syllables, the next line is seven syllables, and the final line is five syllables again. The total length of a haiku is three lines. The lines are not supposed to rhyme. The haiku originates from Japan, but it has now become widespread across the globe. Click here to read a collection of haiku I wrote!


2. Free-Verse

A free-verse poem is best suited for people who prefer to do things their own way. A free-verse poem does not have the same rigid rules or structure that other types of poetry tend to have. Free-verse poems can be any length and about any subject matter the writer chooses. Click here to read one of my favorite free-verse poems I wrote!


3. Ode

An ode is a type of poem that is dedicated to a person or thing. Similar to a free verse poem, an ode does not have any rigid rules or structure. An ode is often described as a lyric poem. An ode does not have to rhyme. The ode poem originates from Greece, and it’s a lesser-known type of poetry. Click here to read an ode written by poet, Urayoan Noel.



Which poem was your favorite to learn about? Which poem do you think you’ll try? I hope this was interesting as well as informative!

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