Genres of poetry Part 2


A letter in verse from the person of some famous hero or legend; a special type of Elegy, in which the expression of feeling unsatisfied and yearning love in the mouths of gods and heroes; poetic genre, common in literature of the late eighteenth century, lost importance with the fall.

Limerick a short humorous poems that have appeared in the UK, based on the play on nonsense. Traditionally the Limerick has five lines, constructed according to the scheme of AABBA, and canonical form the end of the last line repeats the end of the first. Story Limerick is built like this: the first line says who, the second what I did, and then what came of it.

Lyrics, lyrical poetry executable under the sounds of Lyra, sensitive reproduces the subjective personal feeling or mood of the author. The lyrics - the poetry, the object of which are the personal or collective human experience in the form directly Express our feelings.

Madrigal classic of poetry, a small volume of lyric poem, a compliment, a poem of praise content. Song in their native (mother) language is a small music and poetry, usually love lyrical content; originally a monophonic song in Italian.

In the centuries of poetic madrigals were created, as a rule, for music implementation. Later literary Madrigal has not contacted the music and represented the salon genre and landscape poetry.

Pastoral is a narrative song about the meeting of the lyrical hero (usually a knight) with a shepherdess and flirting, often interrupted by the aggressive intervention of the friend of the cowherd boys.

The poem is a large poetic work with narrative or lyrical plot. The poem is also called the ancient and medieval epic, nameless and author.

A novel in verse a literary genre that combines the inherent novel properties of the composition, system of characters with poetic form.

Is a quatrain; the form of lyrical poetry, widespread in the middle East.

Knight's poetry is one of the most striking expressions of the worldview developed by the knighthood. Is the poetry of the Provencal troubadours.

Stanza (FR. Stance from the Italian. Stanza room, room, stop) is a lyric epic work consisting of a composite of the finished stanzas, separate from each other. This is reflected in the prohibition of semantic shifts from one stanza to another in the compulsion of self-rhyme, not repeated in other stanzas.

Stanzas in poetry of the 18th-19th centuries a small elegiac poem (often meditative content, less love) with a simple strophic structure (usually 4-stesia 4-iambic tetrameters) (Large encyclopedic dictionary). For example, "the Village of Bastonge" Lermontov, "little House in Kolomna".

Drag Queens a genus of humorous (and sometimes satiric) poetry, in which poetic story serious or sublime content is presented in comic form, because its content is put on the inappropriate character of the form (hence the name), but parody in the narrow sense, on the contrary, there remains serious form, but the content is not matched. Depending on the nature of poetry, drag Queens can be epic, lyrical and dramatic. (Quote from Wikipedia). Philosophical poem a genre of philosophical literature. Haiku (formerly hokku) is a genre of Japanese traditional poetry.

Elegy is a genre of lyric poetry; in early ancient poetry, a poem written in elegiac, regardless of the content; later (Callimachus, Ovid) the poem with the character of pensive sadness. In modern poetry the Elegy keeps steady lines of: intimacy, motives, disappointments, unhappy love, loneliness, the transience of earthly existence, defines rhetoric in the depiction of emotion; a classic of the genre of sentimentalism and romanticism. Epigram "label", a small satirical poem, making fun of a person or social phenomenon.