15 Types of Poetic Forms
From sonnets and epics to haikus and villanelles, learn more about 15 of literature’s most enduring types of poems.
1. Blank verse. Blank verse is poetry written with a precise meter—almost always iambic pentameter—that does not rhyme.
2. Rhymed poetry. In contrast to blank verse, rhymed poems rhyme by definition, although their scheme varies.