What is a limerick?

The first, second and fifth lines of a limerick rhyme. The same goes for the third and fourth lines.

What is a nonsense poem?

Nonsense poems don't always make sense, they often use made up words, mixed up with real words.

What are free verse poems?

Free verse poems don't follow the rules. Find out how to write them then try making up your own.

What is a rhyme scheme?

Find out how to work out the rhyme scheme of a poem.

What is a riddle?

A riddle is a type of puzzle, usually they are witty and have double meanings.

What is onomatopoeia?

Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like what it means. Find out more in this Bitesize KS2 English guide.

What are narrative poems?

Find out about narrative poems, a type of poem that tells a story.

What are acrostic poems?

Find out how to write acrostic poems, where the first letter of each line spells a word.

Exploring poetry

In this English article, explore different types of poetry and learn to write your own haiku poem.

Writing nonsense poems

An English article exploring what nonsense poetry is and showing how to write your own nonsense poem.

Rhyming poetry

Learn about the use of rhyming words and rhyme schemes in poetry.

Exploring different types of poetry

In this English article, learn about different poetry forms and write your own haiku poem.

Write your own nonsense poetry

An English article about nonsense poetry and writing your own nonsense poem.

Rhyming poetry

An English article on the use of rhyming words and rhyme schemes in poetry.

Figurative language in poetry

An English article on how to use figurative language when writing poetry.

Writing poetry

Explore rhyme and rhythm in this English article and create a poem of your own.

Writing narrative poems

An English article on how to write a narrative poem, a poem which tells a story.

Analysing and performing poems

In this English article, learn about the language and subjects used in poetry, as well as practising performing a poem.

Narrative poems

An English article about narrative poems and using them as a model for your writing.

Writing limericks and clerihews

An English article on how to write limericks and clerihews.