The Twelve Days of Poetry

THE TWELVE DAYS OF POETRY
Sung to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of poetry my teacher said to me, “Every line of poetry is called a verse. “

On the second day of poetry my teacher said to me, “Two verses are a couplet, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the third day of poetry my teacher said to me, “Three lines are a triplet, two lines are a couplet, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the fourth day of poetry my teacher said to me, “A quatrain is four lines, three lines are a triplet, two lines are a couplet, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the fifth day of poetry my teacher said to me, “A cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triplet three, a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the sixth day of poetry my teacher said to me, “Stanzas stand in groups, a cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triple three, and a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the seventh day of poetry my teacher said to me, “Alliteration twists the tongue, stanzas stand in groups, a cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triplet three, and a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the eighth day of poetry my teacher said to me, “Metaphors and similes compare, alliteration twists the tongue, stanzas stand in groups, a cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triplet three, and a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the ninth day of poetry my teacher said to me, “A haiku doesn’t’ rhyme, metaphors and similes compare, alliteration twists the tongue, stanzas stand in groups, a cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triplet three, a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the tenth day of poetry my teacher said to me, “An elegy laments death, a haiku doesn’t’ rhyme, metaphors and similes compare, alliteration twists the tongue, stanzas stand in groups, a cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triplet three, and a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the eleventh day of poetry my teacher said to me, “A ballad tells a story, an elegy laments death, a haiku doesn’t’ rhyme, metaphors and similes compare, alliteration twists the tongue, stanzas stand in groups, a cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triplet three, and a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

On the twelfth day of poetry my teacher said to me, “An alexandrine is a line with 12 syllables, a ballad tells a story, an elegy laments death, a haiku doesn’t’ rhyme, metaphors and similes compare, alliteration twists the tongue, stanzas stand in groups, a cinquain is a stanza with five lines. A quatrain has four lines, a triplet three, and a couplet contains two, and every line of poetry is called a verse.”

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