There are many different types of poetry for kids. The following are just a few:
- Alphabet (ABC)-Each line in the poetry begins with subsequent letters of the alphabet. The poetry doesn’t have to rhyme.
- Ballad-Ballad is one of the types of poems for children that has to rhyme. The poetry retells a historical event or you can write about a personal experience in the form of rhyme.
- Acrostic-This is a typical form of poetry where the first letter of each line form a word itself. The letters are vertically aligned to form a word that is usually the subject of the poem.
- Autobiographical-This is really an essay about yourself in rhythm. It can rhyme.
- Cinquain-A cinquain is composed of only 5 lines. The 5 lines are a noun (title), description, action, feeling (phrase)and the title (synonym).
- Diamante-A diamante is a diamond shaped poem about whatever you want it to be about.
- Haiku-Mainly a Japanese nature poem. It usually has 3 lines of poetry with the first line containing 3 syllables, the second line having 7 syllables, and the last line having 5 syllables.
- Limerick-Poetry of 5 lines. The last word of the first, second and the fifth line rhyme and the last word of third and fourth line rhyme.