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Writing and Books; my Passion
Writing for HubPages is my Passion
Tribute Poem for my Writing Community:
Back in the day we wrote with paper and pen
Who would have known this past time would end
I'd write pages of stories and poems galore
But when I was finished it left my hands sore
Then came computer, it was lap top for me
Now I can write anytime, anywhere, I am free
Soon I was blogging and publishing my stuff
Then I found Hub Pages and can't get enough
Hubbing is home and makes me feel whole
The site works my mind and fills up my soul
Different styles of Poetry
According to Yourdictionary.com, these are the most common types of poetry
1. The Acrostic Poem
This form is fairly simple and can be written by anyone, even those not realizing that they have written such. An acrostic poem is created by using the first letter of each line to spell out another, usually related, word. An example would be like when grade-school students write descriptive words for each letter in “Mother” on their Mother’s Day cards.
2. The Concrete Poem
The concrete or image poem is another simple form often practised in school. In this type of poem, a single word is written repeatedly to create the visual appearance of that particular word. For example, the word “apple” would be written to form the shape of an apple.
3. The Cinquain
Pronounced “sink-cane”, it is the French word for five. It consists of a single five-line verse wherein each line has a specific syllable count, namely two, four, six, eight, two. It is an unrhymed form of poetry and does not have a title. However, the first line serves that function by announcing the topic.
4. The Free Verse Poem
It is the most common poetic form today, which allows a poet to create his or her own form. Consequently, there are virtually no restrictions on the number of syllables per line, lines per verse, or verses per poem. However, it requires the poet to put extra effort in creating a piece that is beautiful and meaningful without any specific guidelines about rhyme and meter.
5. The Ghazal
It originated in the 6th century and is based on Urdu poetry. A ghazal consists of a series of couplets (two-line verses), with each line containing the same number of syllables. Every verse starts with a rhyme (qaafiya) and ends with the same word or group of words (radif). Additionally, both lines of the first verse end with the qaafiya and radif.
6. The Haiku
In traditional Japanese poetry, it is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Originally a Japanese form, the haiku is a three-line poem with a strict syllable count for each line — namely five, seven, five. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.
7. The Limerick
Short and humorous, the limerick is a five-line poem that is rhymed AABBA. It is meant to be witty or humorous but sometimes obscene or lewd in form.
8. The Sestina
The sestina is a complex poetic form that achieves its often spectacular effects through intricate repetition. Also known as sextain, its highly structured pattern is characterised by repetition of the initial six end-words of the first stanza through the remaining five six-line stanzas, culminating in a three-line envoi. The lines may be of any length, though in its initial incarnation, the sestina followed a syllabic restriction.
9. The Sonnet
A sonnet is a relatively short poem consisting of merely fourteen lines. Known to follow a strict pattern of rhyme, it is divided into two parts – the octave and the concluding sestet. This separation marks the end or break in thought. It is further classified into Petrarchan, Shakespearean and Miltonic sonnets.
10. The Villanelle
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Other Poem's by Minnetonka Twin
- Everything Will Be Alright-A Non-Fiction Poem
A true story of a Mother's heavenly visit to her youngest daughter who is grieving her death
- Hear my Cries of Pain~A Poem
A Dark Poem about depression leading to Suicide.
- The Road to Nowhere
A Dark Poem
- October Whispers-Poem for my Dad
A tribute poem for my father who passed away in the month of October.
© 2010 Linda Rogers
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