Blank Verse Notes

Strictly speaking, Blank Verse is a poem written in lines of iambic pentameter, however many poets relax this to decasyllabic lines, and why not, indeed. Blank verse poems can be in one stanza or broken into various stanzas of the line length the poet wishes. There is no rhyme scheme. Example: Riverside by Terry Clitheroe … Continue reading Blank Verse Notes

Bacchus and Ariadne

A glass of ruby wine, a god in love His woman that they left alone to die Upon an island, abandoned by man

Blank Verse

Blank Verse is constructed lines of iambic pentameter without a rhyme scheme. For longer poems, it can be divided into stanzas of varying length or stanzas of equal length.

Acrostic Poetry

Acrostic poetry is a short autonomous verse constructed by a placing capitalised word or phrase vertically down the page to form the initial letters of each line of poetry. Each line is used to relate to the word or praise the subject. Acrostic poetry can be used with various other poetic forms that fit with … Continue reading Acrostic Poetry

Rhopalic Verse

The Rhopalic verse is not as easy as it looks at first glance. The rules of the form are simple enough as for each line the first word is one syllable, the second is two, the third is three and so on. There are no other limits in line length or the number of stanzas. … Continue reading Rhopalic Verse


The Etheree is a 10-lined poetry form with an ascending syllable count of 1 to 10 through lines 1 to 10. Therefore, line 1 has 1 syllable, line 2 has 2, and so on ending with line 10 and 10 syllables. Example: Elemental by Jez Farmer Fire Air, Earth Water sprites combined as one. Life's … Continue reading Etheree