Palindromic Poems

A palindrome is anything which means the same in all the directions of axis. The same can be extended to poetry where there are a myriad of possibilities – Character/word level for a single line, Character/word level for the complete poem, line level(first poem matching the last) and many such. Sotadics is an alternate name… Read More Palindromic Poems

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Sonnet

Shakespeare made this form of poetry one of the most famous in English. No one knows whether he followed the traditional structure or because he was not able to follow it, created his own type of poem, which replaced the original sonnet. As like any other traditional form of English poetry, this is not an… Read More Sonnet

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Clerihew

This is the biggest riot of English poetry, invented by someone by name Clerihew. It’s basically a parody of both eulogy and limerick. The rules for writing a clerihew are 1. It should be 4 lines long only 2. It should be biographical and should always poke fun. It should not be a satire or… Read More Clerihew

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Limerick

Basically, a humorous poem of five lines, bordering sarcasm, written in a tight sequence. Coming to technicalities, the rhyming sequence is AABBA. Lines 1, 2, 5 are longer than the other two. These lines contain three feet of 3 syllables(basically, 9 syllables) and the rest contains two feel of three syllables(so, 6 syllables) For example,… Read More Limerick

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