Welcome to Poetic Forms, a community where people who want to learn about and write with traditional poetic forms can do so together. It was created by alenia on May 22, 2003.
Thank you icefaerie and tessuraea for the write-ups on ballads, sestinas, and villanelles. Expect a write-up on pantoums by alenia once it is edited
If you have any good information on any forms such as sonnets, ballades, triolets, rondeaus, roundels, ghazals, limericks, haikus, tankas, rengays, and so on please note me. If you want to do the official write up of a form note me to tell me. The write ups will contain a brief history of the form, perhaps an example (not sure about that) and a full description of the rhyme scheme, meter, common themes, etc. All write ups shall be channeled through this page (i.e. the text should be sent in a note here) and from here it will be submitted as a deviation.
Write-ups in progress:
Form of the Month
May is Sonnet Month for our community, so here's a little information about sonnets for those who don't know much about them.
A sonnet is a fourteen lined poem which is usually written in iambic pentameter. The shakespearian form has a rhyme scheme ABAB-CDCD-EFEF-GG. The petrarchan sonnet has a rhyme scheme ABBAABBA-CDECDE. The shakespearian structure usually has a turn in the last two lines as a kind of finalizing and the petrarchan structure has a turn between the octave and the sextet showing a change in tone. Other sonnets have other rhyme schemes which vary, but the shakespearian and petrarchan are the most common.
Expect Pantoum Month, Comming up in June
To join this community, please send A NOTE(as opposed to writing a devious comment) with the subject "Joining" saying that you want to join and linking any formed poems you may have written already.
If you would like to make a different icon or devid for the community it would be great! please note me for more information
founder and organizer
means member has submitted a write-up, thanks!
atacuivelqueen of meter
Look at the devpacks of our poetry!