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Here’s the plan: 52 weeks, 52 poetic forms or techniques. I’ll post a description of the form, the poem itself and a short something about working with that form.

  1. abecedarian
  2. acrostic
  3. alexandrine
  4. anaphora and aubade
  5. aubade  single vowel poem
  6. ballad
  7. ballade
  8. blues poem
  9. the bop
  10. canzone
  11. carol
  12. chance operation
  13. cento
  14. concrete poetry
  15. cinquain
  16. dirge
  17. dramatic monologue
  18. eclogue
  19. ekphrasis
  20. elegy
  21. epic (epyllion)
  22. epigram
  23. epistle
  24. epithalamion
  25. found poem
  26. free verse
  27. ghazal
  28. haibun
  29. haiku
  30. haiteny
  31. hymn
  32. lament
  33. landays
  34. limerick
  35. madrigal
  36. ode
  37. OULIPO
  38. panegyric
  39. pantoum
  40. pastoral
  41. prose poem
  42. renga
  43. rondeau
  44. rondel
  45. sapphic
  46. sestina
  47. sijo
  48. sonnet
  49. tanka
  50. terza rima
  51. triolet
  52. villanelle
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