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Updated on August 4, 2020
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Linda's been passionate about writing poetry and other genre's since she was a young girl writing in her journal.It is her healing elixir.

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 poem's 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

Writing is home and makes me feel whole

The site works my mind and fills up my soul

Different styles of Poetry

According to, 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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