The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms: 100+ Poetic Form Definitions and Examples for Poets
Poetic forms are the backbone of a poet’s writing. They are the building blocks for length, rhyme scheme, subject matter, and so much more. In The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms, Writer’s Digest’s resident poetry expert and former poet laureate of the blogosphere Robert Lee Brewer showcases more than 100 poetic forms to serve as both an informative resource and inspiration for new writing.
Featuring information about their origins and histories, this guide also breaks down the nuances of each form: from number of syllables and type of stanza, to rhyme scheme and similarities or differences between related forms. To aid in your understanding, Brewer shares a sample poem of his own for each form included.
This Digital Guide Includes:
- Contemporary Poetic Forms
- French Poetic Forms
- Irish Poetic Forms
- Italian Poetic Forms
- Japanese Poetic Forms
- Spanish Poetic Forms
- Welsh Poetic Forms
- Other Poetic Forms
- Plus, recommended reading if you want to learn more
Based on his popular, long-running Poetic Forms series on the Poetic Asides Blog, Robert Lee Brewer’s Complete Guide of Poetic Forms will spark your creativity and encourage your poeming endeavors.
This digital guide is a PDF download.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Lee Brewer is a senior editor for Writer’s Digest and former editor of the Writer's Market book series. He is also the author of Smash Poetry Journal and Solving the World's Problems. Find him on Twitter at @RobertLeeBrewer.