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A short, pithy saying, usually in verse, often with a quick, satirical twist at the end. It comes from the greek word that means 'inscribe'
A sonnet crafted out of three quatrains and a couplet. The couplet usually gives a nice conclusion.
A poem written in response to someone's death. The earliest one I've seen was from Virgil.
Derived from the latin word meaning 'letter'. It's really just a poem that reads like a letter.
You're more likely to find these from Ancient Greek dudes (or Keats). There are three types, Pindaric, Horatian, and Irregular. Pindar created them.
Usually nonsensical. Composed of Five lines in an AABBA rhyme scheme. They were popularized by a guy named Edward Lear
A 14 line poem in Iambic Pentameter. There are two kinds: Petrarchan and Shakespearean.
Genre of poems that idealize rural settings
Traditional Japanese form with 3 lines and 17 syllables. The lines follow a 5/7/5 syllable pattern. Basho was the master of these.
Means 'linked poem' in Japanese. Poets can add on to each other's poems lines at a time.
A sonnet that is separated into two 8 and 6 line stanzas. Usually begins with some sort of position, and the second stanza usually counters it.

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