Types of Poetry: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following poems is in haiku format?

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1. Which of these is NOT an example of a rhyme scheme in poetry?

2. How many syllables does the word 'limerick' have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be asked about three types of poetry - haikus, limericks, and acrostic poems. You'll need to know the features of these poem types to answer five multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Choose a poem in a haiku format
  • Recognize examples of poetic rhyme schemes
  • Know how many syllables the word 'limerick' has
  • Understand which lines rhyme in a limerick
  • Describe the form of an acrostic poem

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about haiku poems
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about poetry to identify common rhyme schemes
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the related poetry lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different types of poetry, review the lesson called Types of Poetry: Lesson for Kids. The lesson will help you:

  • Know where haiku poetry comes from
  • Understand what the last line of a limerick is used for
  • Write your own poems based on the lesson's examples