This poem reminds me of a summer day – everything/one being lazy and a sudden movement causes a noise. This is a good example of a haiku as it has the five, seven, five syllable pattern in three lines and it is about something in nature.
This is a great example of a limerick and the use of poetic license. Nash has made words rhyme by adding an unconventional ending.
O Captain! My Captain!
This poem is an example of a narrative poem. It tells the story of the death of a father from the boy’s eyes.
Louder Than a Clap of Thunder
This is a funny rhyming poem about a father’s snoring problem. Prelutsky has also used poetic license to make his poem rhyme.
NASA Quest “Wright-ing”
Concrete poems of this caliber are hard to find and this is a great example of how a quatrain is made to show an airplane taking off.
This poem is the perfect example of a traditional cinquain using the number of syllables per line instead of the parts of speech. When using this type of poem with students, they are usually shown the parts of speech version as it is easier for children to write.