Basic poetry is in verse form, called a stanza, made up of meters created by feet. The amount of lines there are in a stanza decides what type of poem is written. There can be more than one stanza to a poem and then for effect throw in a chorus and a refrain.
Take a look at our glossary and you will find an explanation for all sections of poetry.
Why don't you try writing a poem and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
More poetry terms below.
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