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How do I find out what a poem of a certain number of lines is called, like a poem of four lines?

Here are some interesting words about poems.

  • ABC - poem in which lines begin with letters of alphabet in order
  • acrostic - poem in which first letters of lines spell something
  • aubade - poem, morning
  • ballad, lay - poem meant to be sung, narrative
  • ballade - poem of three stanzas of seven or eight lines each
  • bucolic, eclogue, idyll, pastoral - poem about rural life
  • canto, stanza, stave - poem's set of verses
  • decastich, dizain - poem of 10 lines
  • decatessarad, fourteener - poem of 14 lines
  • dirge, elegy - poem or song lamenting deceased
  • doggerel - poem, crude irregular
  • eclogue - poem, short and pastoral
  • elegy, monody, threnody - poem as lament for deceased
  • epic, heroic poem - poem on heroic figure
  • epigram - poem, short witty
  • epithalamium, prothalamion - poem for bride and bridegroom
  • haiku - poem, Japanese 3-line, 17-syllable
  • heptastich - poem of 7 lines
  • lyric - poem expressing thoughts and feelings
  • mesostich - poem with middle letters of lines forming word
  • octastich, ogdoastich - poem of 8 lines
  • ode - poem, long lyric
  • palinode - poem retracting something said in earlier poem
  • quatorzain - poem of 14 lines that is a sonnet
  • quatrain - poem of 4 lines
  • rondeau - poem of 10 or 13 lines with two rhymes
  • sijo - poem of 24 syllables in 3 lines, Korean lyric
  • sonnet - poem of 14 lines with conventional decasyllabic rhyme scheme
  • tanka - poem, Japanese 5-line 31-syllable
  • telestich - poem with final letters of lines forming word
  • triolet - poem of 8 lines and two rhymes with two lines repeated
  • villanelle - poem of 19 lines with two rhymes
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