Poetry

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Haiku
—is a form of Japanese poetry that consists of seventeen syllables and has nature as its subject. Haiku is very short and has a five-seven-five syllable structure. With only a couple of words, haiku poetry suggests that the reader look and listen to the world. Here is an example of haiku:
As I lay and gaze,
The distant stars blink away,
Never to see me.
ABC
—is a poem that has five lines and creates a mood, or picture. Lines one through four are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line five is one sentence long and begins with any letter.

Rhyme
—is a rhyming poem has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line.

Acrostic
—This poetry uses certain letters, usually the first in each line form a word or message when read in a sequence. Edgar Allen Poe first used this style in a poem called “Elizabeth.”
Below is a small example of an acrostic poem called “Gone.”

“Gone”
Going, going, wrong.
Only holding on
No more waiting,
Ever fading, gone.

Blank verse
—is a poem written which doesn’t rhyme and often sounds more like the natural way someone might speak. It still uses strange or interesting images.

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Poems by R.J Garcia.

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