Jacinta Ramayah - Collections of Writings

Having reached the age of 62 when one is decidedly considered old and sedate - I don’t feel that way at all. I still play tricks on my children, I read, I play games on the Net and I dream big dreams. I would like to share with you my thoughts in poetry and would love to read yours too.


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Refrain PoemsA phrase, a line or group of lines repeated after each stanza.6/10/2013
Alexandrine poems12 syllables in iambic hexameter with one or two caesuras.6/10/2013
Feminine sonnetsA Feminine Rhyme has a final unstressed syllable ( eg: pleasure/leisure) in each line5/12/2013
Political, warabout the political situation and war5/12/2013
Poems about Death- coming to terms with death.11/1/2012
Narrative Poems- tells a story. Has a setting, complication, suspense and climax11/1/2012
Diamante PoemsDiamond pattern using 7 lines.11/1/2012
Rant PoemsWriting about things that vex.11/1/2012
Nursery Rymesdifferent types of nursery rhymes11/1/2012
MetaphorsComparisons made between two unlike things10/31/2012
Seasons and FestivalsScenes during the different seasons and festivals10/31/2012
Title challengesTitle challenge poems by poets at VoicesNet10/31/2012
Love and Marriage PoemsAll kinds of love and marriage10/31/2012
Terza Rima Poems3-line stanzas - chain rhyme aba bcb cdc ded with concluding ee10/29/2012
Quinzane Poems3 lines (7,5,3 syllables) - 1st line is a statement, 2nd line starts a question, 3rd line ends the question.10/29/2012
Carpe Diem Poems- 'to seize the day' - make most out of life.10/29/2012
BalladeThree 8-line stanza and one 4-line stanza. Rhyme - ababbcbC ababbcbC ababbcbC bcbC.10/29/2012
Minute Poems12 lines in 3 stanzas - 8,4,4,4 - 8,4,4,4 - 8,4,4,4 syllables (iambic meter), aabb ccdd eeff.10/28/2012
Roundel Poems11 lines, rhyme - abar bab abar (r is the refrain; iambic pentameter10/28/2012
Allegory PoemsWords that symbolize a deeper moral meaning10/28/2012
ABC Poems5 lines, lines 1-4 first word -letters in alphabetical order, line 5 - any letter10/28/2012
Humorous PoemsPoems that are funny.10/28/2012
Nature PoemsAll about nature - plants, trees, flowers, earth, sky etc.10/28/2012
People PoemsAbout people from all walks of life - friends and strangers.10/28/2012
Syllepsis PoemsWords in the literal and metaphorical sense at the same time.10/28/2012
VillanelleA 19-line poem that relies on repetition10/28/2012
Anapest PoemsTwo short syllables followed by a stressed syllable.10/28/2012
Trochee PoemsA stressed syllable followed by a short one.10/28/2012
SpondeeTwo stressed syllables side by side.10/28/2012
Dactyl PoemsA stressed syllable followed by two short ones.10/28/2012
ParadelleFour six-line stanzas with rules and conditions.10/28/2012
Concrete PoemsWords are arranged to make a shape.10/28/2012
Senyru3 lines - 17 syllables or less. Satiric humor.10/28/2012
TyburnHas 6 lines - 2,2,2,2,9,9 syllables. 10/28/2012
Periphrasis PoemsIn rhetoric - in a roundabout way10/28/2012
Trolaan Poems4 quatrains, each stanza starts with the same letter, similar number of syllables, rhyme - abab. 10/27/2012
Palindrome PoemsReads the same forwards and backwards with a central focal point.10/27/2012
Dorsimbra Poems4-line stanza, 1st stanza - sonnet, 2nd stanza - free verse, 3rd stanza - blank verse (iamb. pentameter).10/27/2012
GhazalA series of couplets, same number of syllables in each line, same word at end of each verse.10/27/2012
PantoumRepetition of lines interwoven with new lines.10/27/2012
Tritina Poems10-line poem - 3 tercets + concluding line. Last word in each line of 1st tercet repeated in next 2 tercets.10/27/2012
Tercet Poems3-line stanza, aba, aab, aaa or abb rhyme - interlaces with next stanza.10/27/2012
Shadorma PoemsSix lines in each stanza, syllable pattern is 3,5,3,3,7,5.10/27/2012
Naani Poems4 lines, 20 - 25 syllables, current statements or human relations.10/27/2012
Montetra PoemsA 4-line stanza, 8 syllables on each line and a fun rhyme scheme.10/27/2012
Caesura Poems- uses a strong pause or interruption (//) within a long line of verse.10/27/2012
Rhyme RoyalA 7-line stanza in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of ababbcc.10/27/2012
Sedoka38-syllabled poem - 5,7,7,5,7,7 - in 6 lines. 2 katauta make a sedoka.10/27/2012
Found Poetry- from existing texts and refashioned - literary equivalent of a collage. 10/27/2012
Tanka5-line poem, 31 syllables (5,7,5,7,7) about nature, seasons or emotions.10/27/2012
Children PoemsAll about children10/27/2012
Spiritual poemsAbout God, religion and beliefs. 10/27/2012
Poems about feelings- happy, sad, fearful or angry feelings + inspirational poems.10/27/2012
Shakespearean Sonnets- 3 quatrains + 1 couplet - abab cdcd efef gg, iambic pentameter.10/27/2012
Tribute to teachers- teachers' efforts remembered.10/27/2012
Simile Poems- makes comparisons using words, 'like, 'as' or 'than'10/27/2012
Assonance Poems- emphasis on vowels rather than rhyme.10/27/2012
Burlesque Poems- treats a serious topic in a mocking but humorous manner.10/27/2012
Italian sonnets- 14 lines (8 + 6), iambic pentameter, rhyme scheme - abbaabbacdcdcd.10/27/2012
Cinquain Poems5 lines - with each poem following different formats. 10/26/2012
Homonym PoemsUsing words similar in writing or pronunciation but differ in meaning.10/26/2012
Animal PoemsAbout animals, birds, insects and other creatures.10/26/2012
Clerihew Poems4 lines, 1st line - character's name, 2nd line - describes character (both lines rhyme), 3rd and 4th - rhyme.10/26/2012
Haiku3-line poem with 5, 7, 5 syllables. Do not need to rhyme.10/26/2012
Hyperbole PoemsUsing descriptive words in exaggeration.10/26/2012
Family PoemsAbout family members or families in general.10/26/2012
Sports and Games PoemsAbout sports day, games like soccer and the Olympics10/26/2012
BalladsA romantic, historical or legendary story.10/26/2012
Loop PoemsLoop is where the last word in the previous line starts on the next line10/26/2012
Ethere PoemsEthere has 10 lines - from 1 syllable to 10 syllables. Reverse ethere - from 10 syllables to 1 syllable. 10/26/2012
Acrostic PoemsUsing the first letter of a word to start each line in a poem. 10/26/2012
Limericks5 lines - 1st, 2nd and 5th lines rhyme. 3rd and 4th lines rhyme. 10/26/2012
Alliteration PoemsEach word in a line (when possible) starts with the same letter.10/26/2012
Onomatopoeia PoemsUsing sound-words in poetry.10/26/2012
Halloween PoemsIt's haunting time at Halloween10/26/2012
Christmas PoemsAll things Christmas.10/26/2012
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