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Different Types of Poetry

Different Types of Poetry


Students will be able to distinguish the difference between various types of poetry

Common Core Standards RL 4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

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The video explains what poetry is; gives description and examples of limerick, haiku, rhyming couplet, free verse, and blank verse poetry.

Types of Poetry

Sonnet, haiku, couplet, cinquain, diamonte, tanka, free verse, and narrative poems are described in this video.