Poetry Forms

Poetry Forms, Tips, and Techniques

Poetry has been around for thousands of years and there are more than fifty types of poetry. Here, I focus on a collection of the more common forms. Just click on a poem type below for instructions and examples. Also, if you scroll down to the bottom you’ll find poetry tips, techniques and notes on sharing your (and my) poetry. 

Acrostic poems

Alphabet poetry

Cinquain poem

Concrete (shape) poems

Digital Blackout poetry

Found poems

Free Verse

Golden Shovel


How-to poem

List poem


Mask poem



Rhyme: Three times the fun

The Skinny


Triversen (aka Verset)

Tips and Techniques

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