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5 Types of Poems That are Easy to Write

Updated: Aug 9, 2020

The title tells all.



Like I said, the title really explains all that you need to know, and it's pretty straightforward and all, so I don't think there's going to be much confusion with this article. What's there not to understand? Anyway, let's get going!


1. Concrete poems


Concrete poems are very simple. Just for fun, you position the words in a way so that they form the shape of the subject of the poem. For example, the words in the picture above are positioned to look like a clock. And guess what? Those are the only rules. Cool, huh?


2. Epitaph poems


The idea of epitaph poems is a little creepy, but I think they're also pretty funny. They're just fast, short poems inscribed on tombstones, usually with rhyming lines. They have a rhyme scheme. That means a certain line has to rhyme with another specific line. For example: AABB means that the first and second line have to rhyme, and so do the third and fourth. That's the rhyme scheme for an epitaph, and as you can see, the writing on the tombstone in the photo above also follows that pattern. Try to make your own, no tombstone required!


3. Acrostic poems


I could probably do these all day, though I haven't tried. There are actually two different ways to write them. One way to write them is to list adjectives that describe the base word your writing off of (see above). The other way is to kind of make it all one big sentence or group of sentences (see cover photo). I think the photos can do a better job explaining than I can, and so I'm going to let you figure it out through the pictures. It should be easy to catch on, and then you're all good. Out of all of these poems that I listed, this is the one I'm most familiar with.


4. Palindrome poems


Palindrom poems are not very well known, so please just keep that in mind if you're going to write one. Palindrome poems are the same backwards as they are forwards. Just look at the way the words are arranged! You also have to have a proper bridging word between the top half and the bottom half. In the poem above, it's 'ponders'. This one requires quite a bit more thinking, if I do say so myself. Still, I bet you can do it if you set your mind to it.


5. Free verse poems


These are also challenging, but for the exact opposite reason. You see, palindrome poems are hard for all their guidelines, but with free verse poems there are no rules at all. You can literally do whatever you want with the poem, and sometimes people need more guidance than just that. But seriously! You choose the line breaks, rhyme scheme, and all that jazz! It doesn't even have to rhyme! Have fun with it, because poetry is better than you think!


I hope you enjoyed all those poems, and if you have any favorites, email them to me at info@dawnofink.com. Even if we don't respond, we'll have your email. Thanks for reading!

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