Poetry on a Roll
“Free verse” poetry and other styles
Nice to meet you and welcome to Poetry on a Roll.
My name is Kim and I write mostly free verse poetry, articles, and some short stories. I started writing from a very young age, as far back as I can remember. I have a strong passion for writing and I just want to explore that talent and see where it leads.
I am presently working on a manuscript with hopes of being a self-published author in the near future, as it has always been a dream of mine to publish a poetry book or two. I hope to get my work out there in the world with hopes of inspiring just one person at least.
I have a story to tell and I will continue on my journey to write my story the best that I know how.
Thank you for your visit and enjoy the rest of your day.
Well, everything we said got carved in hard stone.
I’m keeping my distance,
That’s what I should’ve done.
I don’t want to keep
bothering you with my puppy love stories.
I know you’re understandable trying to do “you”
And don’t want to constantly
go down the emotional roller coaster
that splits you in two uneven pieces.
On one side, you want more
But, on the other side,
You cannot handle it or maybe you just don’t want
a piece of me.
What’s your writing style??
There are about 51 types of poetry.
ABC: A poem that has five lines that creates a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter.
Acrostic: Poetry that certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word or message when read in a sequence.
Ballad: A poem that tells a story similar to a folk tail or legend which often has a repeated refrain.
Ballade: Poetry which has three stanzas of seven, eight or ten lines and a shorter final stanza of four or five. All stanzas end with the same one line refrain.
Blank verse: A poem written in unrhymed iambic pentameter and is often unobtrusive. The iambic pentameter form often resembles the rhythms of speech.
Bio: A poem written about one self’s life, personality traits, and ambitions.
Burlesque: Poetry that treats a serious subject as humor.
Canzone: Medieval Italian lyric style poetry with five or six stanzas and a shorter ending stanza.
Carpe diem: Latin expression that means ‘seize the day.’ Carpe diem poems have a theme of living for today.
Cinquain: Poetry with five lines. Line 1 has one word (the title). Line 2 has two words that describe the title. Line 3 has three words that tell the action. Line 4 has four words that express the feeling, and line 5 has one word which recalls the title.
Classicism: Poetry which holds the principles and ideals of beauty that are characteristic of Greek and Roman art, architecture, and literature.
Couplet: A couplet has rhyming stanzas made up of two lines.
Dramatic monologue: A type of poem which is spoken to a listener. The speaker addresses a specific topic while the listener unwittingly reveals details about him/herself.
Elegy: A sad and thoughtful poem about the death of an individual.
Epic: An extensive, serious poem that tells the story about a heroic figure.
Epigram: A very short, ironic and witty poem usually written as a brief couplet or quatrain. The term is derived from the Greek epigramma meaning inscription.
Epitaph: A commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written to praise the deceased.
Epithalamium (Epithalamion): A poem written in honor of the bride and groom.
Free verse (vers libre): Poetry written in either rhyme or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern.
Ghazal: A short lyrical poem that arose in Urdu. It is between 5 and 15 couplets long. Each couplet has its own poetic thought but is linked in rhyme that is established in the first couplet and continued in the second line of each pair. The lines of each couplet are equal in length. Themes are usually connected to love and romance. The closing signature often includes the poet’s name or allusion to it.
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