A lyric poem consisting of couplets of five-syllabled lines separated by single lines of two syllables. The number of lines and stanzas was not fixed and each stanza had only two rhymes, one rhyme for the couplets and the other for the two-syllabled lines.
Abusive satire in verse or prose attacking an individual.
Verse consisting of hexameters or of hexameters and pentameters in which the final syllable rhymes with one preceding the caesura, in the middle of the line.
Numerous forms of verse such as clerihews, double dactyls, epigrams, limericks, nonsense poetry, occasional poetry, parodies, society verse, and verse with puns or riddles.
A Limerick is a rhymed humorous, nonsense poem of five lines. Rhyming scheme of: a-a-b-b-a and then the syllable structure is: 9-9-6-6-9 This is the most commonly heard first line of a limerick: "There once was a man from Nantucket". See example.
A unit in the structure of a poem consisting of one or more metrical feet arranged as a rhythmical entity.