What It Is: In an acrostic poem, a word or person’s name is written vertically down the side of a page. These letters are used to begin each line of the poem. The acrostic, which usually does not rhyme, is written to characterize or describe the chosen word or person.
What It Is: A limerick is a funny, five-line rhyming poem. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme, while the third and fourth rhyme with each other.
There once was a ______ named _______
Who thought _________________________.
Until s/he _____________________________.
What It Is: A haiku is a three-line, non-rhyming form of poetry that originated in Japan. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables.
Spring is in the air
Flowers blooming, rain falling
Earth comes back to life