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.our main focus in this lecture is Content-based poetry.

* Content-based poetry:

We consider free verse poems in this category in which only feelings and thoughts are artistically penned on trauplin. Moreover, it is further divided into the following subtypes:

1) Lyrical poetry:

× Ode:

It is a common and wide branch of poetry in poets/lyricists write on a serious topic. For example,

Oh! Glorious spring, how amazing you are?

You are both truth's beauty and light.

×Dramatic monologue:

In this kind of poetry, poets usually use dramatic dialogues to captivate the reader's mind. Let's take an example in following stanza:

Your affirmations are pointless. The world exists within and around you.

The world does not care how you feel about it.

This is the truth.

* Occasional:

The poetry which is written on any special occasion like wedding, war, death etc. Let's take an example of poem written on an occasion of wedding:

A true voice of grace

Hand of encouragement you place

Always there, with smile

In laughter, we escape for a while.

Today, i celebrate a gift.

God blessed me with in you!


The poems in this category are usually love songs written especially for movies, plays and dramas. Following is the sonet:

The time will come

When, with elation

You will greet yourself arriving

At your own door, in your own mirror

And each with smile at other's welcome.

*Narrative poetry:

In this category, the poets usually pen poems based on topics which have great cause or reason. For an example, let's take a look into following stanza:

It is the human soul entire,

Squeezed like a lemon or lime,

Drop by drop into atomic words.

* Descriptive poetry:

In this type of poetry, poems have a great lesson to be learnt. In Addition, descriptive poetry deals with great depiction of person, animals and inanimate person. Following stanza is an example of descriptive poetry:

Soft upon my eyelashes

Turning my cheeks to pink.

Softly falling, falling

Not a sound in air.

And its a memory.

• Collection of poems written with stanzas that have two lines. 2 line stanzas are called Couplets.

• A 3-line stanza of any kind is called a tercet.

• Stanzas of 4 lines are called Quatrains

• A Quintain, sometimes called a Quintet, is a poem or stanza with 5 lines

• A 6-line stanza is called sestet

• A 7-line stanza of any kind is called a septet

Tag me in your poetry following these rules for the competition that will end on 21st June

• poetry should be your original writing.

• it can be free or rhythmed poetry

• The result will be judged by the admin panel

• Abuse, harsh words or insult in poetry or comment section will not be excused.

• participants are required to write their name and #English poetry while submitting their poetry otherwise the poetry will not be approved and tag me in your poetry

• we are looking forward to your beautiful creation. Best of luck.

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