Poems are probably one of the best ways to express an emotion by using words that engage imagery or metaphor. Most of the different kinds of poems and definitions talk about various different emotions. Most of them talk about nature, love, friendship, emotions, inner self, elements and other things around us, which we can see and feel. There are others kinds of poems that usually refer to food, animal, birds and simpler things like these that are used to teach toddlers and small kids.
There are many different kinds of poems and definitions that have a lot of importance in different cultures of the world. Here is a quick look at some of the most widely used types of poems.
These kinds of poems and definitions denote that these are short poems native to the Japanese culture. These poems consist of 3 rows and 17 syllables in total. They typically talk about natural elements and emotions and feelings under its theme and have defined punctuations. These kinds of poems have of 5 syllables in its 1st row, 7 syllables in its 2nd row and the 3rd row consists of 5 syllables in total.
Of all the various kinds of poems and definitions a sonnet is most widely used and popular. A sonnet is a rhyming poem that consists of total 14 lines. These poems were popularized by great writers like William Shakespeare who came across these poems that were originally written by Dante and Francisco Petrarch.
Limericks are unique kinds of poems and definitions of these poetries have a witty and funny angle. These poems have five rows and a very unique rhythm. The first, second and fifth row are typically longer and rhyme with each other whereas the third and the fourth lines are generally short in length and rhyme.
These kinds of poems and definitions are the easiest to understand and write. Diamonte usually have 16 words in total and 7 rows altogether. The first line consists of one syllable – the subject, the 2nd row has 2 adjectives that describe the subject from the 1st row, the 3rd row consists of only 3 words that describe the subject however end with an ing-, the 4th row has 4 words- the first 2 describe the subject and the last 2 describe the opposites of those 2 words, the 5th row consists of 3 words that describe the opposites in the 4th row and end with -ing-, the 6th row consists of 2 adjectives that describe the opposites from row 4 and the 7th row has one word that is the opposite of the 1st word from row one.
These kinds of poems and definitions are the easiest kinds of poems to write and consist of just 2 lines. In couplets the 2 lines rhyme with each other and it can be a poem by itself or a part of a stanza in a bigger poem.
These kinds of poems and definitions have their origin in Haiku poems (5-7-5) syllables and have 2 extra rows. The rest 2 rows consist of 7 syllables each.