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Best Birthday Poems For Sisters
  • Published: July 2017

Happy Birthday Poems And Wishes For Sisters

Happy Birthday Poems And Wishes For Sisters

Your sister's birthday is an important day in her year. It's also a great time to show to her you care about her. Sharing a poem can help you express your love to her. Here is a collection of the very best Poems for a Sisters Birthday.

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Birthday Poems For A Mom's Birthday
  • Published: July 2017

Poems For Mother's Birthday

Poems For Mother's Birthday

Favorite poems for Celebrating a Mom's birthday. Your mother's birthday is a great time to tell your mom how much you love her. Use these birthday poems to express your love to your mother.

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Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story
  • Published: July 2017

Examples Of Narrative Poems

Examples Of Narrative Poems

Narrative poems are stories in poem form. Narrative poems are one of the oldest forms of poetry and indeed all literature. 

Narrative poetry was used in ancient times as a means of passing down important stories. Many people did not how to read and write and captivating stories told rhythmically, with repetition and rhymes were a way to ensure that stories important to the culture were remembered and passed down through the generations.

This collection contains narrative poems by famous and modern poets. 

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Poems To Explain Depression
  • Published: July 2017

Poems For Describing Depression

Poems For Describing Depression

Depression and sadness are not the same. We all experience sadness from time to time, but those feelings go away within a short period of time. Depression is a diagnosable condition characterized by a prolonged feeling of sadness and loss of interest in things that were once enjoyable. It can also have lasting symptoms such as changes in sleep, energy level, and concentration. The United States has one of the highest depression rates in the world, and women are more likely to suffer from this than men. 

For someone who has never experienced depression, it can be challenging to understand. These poems provide a glimpse of what it’s like to fight against this condition. It becomes all-consuming and affects every aspect of a person’s life.

If you suspect you or someone you love is dealing with depression, please reach out to get help. Know that you are not alone. Hundreds of millions of people around the world are fighting depression every day. 

Check out our other poems about depression and depression poems written by teens.

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Examples Of Poems With Personification
  • Published: July 2017

Personification Poems

Personification Poems

Below are Examples of poems that showcase the literary device of personification, but first let's talk about Personification:



What Is Personification?

Personification is when you give human attributes (characteristics) to the object that is being personified. The objects are not human, and in many cases, they're not even living things.

Why Use Personification in Poetry?

  • Personification can be used to emphasize a point in your writing.
  • It can also be used to make a reader understand something you're trying to say.
  • Personification is a way to add more description to your poem by giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.

Examples of Personification in Poetry:

  • The breeze kissed my cheek.
  • When I got home from school my dog smiled at me.
  • The blanket wrapped its arms around me.
  • Rays of sunshine danced through the trees.
  • The chainsaw hummed a tune.


Poem Personification Template - Try It Yourself



This poem is a great representation of personification because it makes winter seem human.



Winter by Olivia Kooker



If winter were a person, she would be a girl with frosty hair.

Winter would wear snow pants, snow boots, gloves, a hat, and scarf.

Winter would smell like hot chocolate and peanut butter and Hershey Kiss cookies baking in the oven.

Winter would spend the day eating cookies and drinking hot cocoa by a lake.

Winter would spend the night by sitting in the snow waiting for morning so children could come out to play.



Download: Personification Poem Template (PDF)


Try writing your own personification poem by thinking of a season and describing it as though it's a person by using characteristics of the season to describe what it would wear, smell like, and spend time doing.

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Examples Of Poems With Couplets (Two Line Stanzas)
  • Published: July 2017

Poems With Couplets

Collection of poems written with stanzas that have only two lines. 2 line stanzas are called Couplets. Couplets usually rhyme, but they do not have to. A stanza in poetry is a group of lines usually separated by a blank line. Stanzas of 2 lines are called Couplets from the Old French word cople meaning two.

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Examples Of Poems With Tercets (Three Line Stanzas)
  • Published: July 2017

Poems With Tercets

Collection of poems written with stanzas that have three lines. 3 line stanzas are called Tercets.
A stanza in poetry is a group of lines usually separated by a blank line. Stanzas of 3 lines are called Tercets from the Latin word tertius meaning three.

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Examples Of Poems With Quatrains (Stanzas Have 4 Lines)
  • Published: July 2017

Poems With Quatrains

Collection of poems written with stanzas that have four lines. Stanzas of 4 lines are called Quatrains. A stanza in poetry is a group of lines usually separated by a blank line. Stanzas of 4 lines are called Quatrains from the French word quatre meaning four.

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Short Free Verse Poems Without Rhyme Schemes Or Forms
  • Published: July 2017

Short Free Verse Poems

Writing poems without a rhyming pattern or a specific form can be more difficult than following a pattern. Here is a collection of short free verse poems that have less than ten lines.

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Free Verse Poems About Life Experiences
  • Published: August 2017

Free Verse Life Poems

Free Verse Life Poems

Examples of free verse poems about different areas of life.
Free verse poems follow no rules, they have no rhyme, rhythm or form. Free verse poems have been around as long as poetry has existed.

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Examples Of Poems That Use AABB Rhyme Scheme
  • Published: August 2017

AABB Rhyme Scheme

Collection of poems where the ending words of first two lines (A) rhyme with each other and the ending words of the last two lines (B) rhyme with each other (AABB rhyme scheme).

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Examples Of Poems That Use The ABAB Rhyme Scheme
  • Published: August 2017

ABAB Rhyme Scheme

This collection contains poems that use the ABAB rhyme scheme. The ABAB rhyme scheme is where the ending words of lines one and three (A) rhyme with each other and the ending words of lines two and four (B) rhyme with each other.

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Poems With ABCB Rhyme Scheme: Definition And Examples
  • Published: August 2017

ABCB Rhyme Scheme

These poems use the ABCB rhyme scheme. The ending words of lines two (B) and four (B) rhyme with each other. They are assigned the same letter (B) because they are "related" through rhyme. While the end words in lines one (A) and three (C) do not rhyme with each other and are therefore assigned different letters.

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Quotes About Letting Go Of The Past And Moving Forward
  • Published: September 2017

Letting Go Of The Past Quotes

Letting Go Of The Past Quotes

Quotes about moving beyond negative experiences of the past. These quotes encourage us to let go of dwelling on the past and move on.

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Advice Poems About Living Life To The Fullest
  • Published: September 2017

A Life Well-Lived Poems

A Life Well-Lived Poems

We are all looking for practical guidance to help us live a more meaningful life. These uplifting poems are filled with inspiring advice. They encourage readers to make small, daily choices that will better their quality of life. Open your heart to all this world has to offer. Although life is filled with many ups and downs, we can learn to make the most of every opportunity, overcome struggles and hardships, and put the past behind us. Focus on what matters most, enjoy the simple things, and live in the present. We hope these poems encourage you to live life to the fullest.

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Poems About The Struggle With Mental Health
  • Published: September 2017

Mental Health Poems

Mental Health Poems

I'm reading these poems because I have struggled with my mental health and reading the way other people can describe it helps me to write better poems.

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Poem And Quotes About Success
  • Published: October 2017

Success Quotes

Success Quotes

Everyone has a different definition of what it means to succeed. These quotes highlight a few.

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Poems To Use With Students In Grades K-3
  • Published: October 2017

Poems For Primary Elementary Students (Grades K-3)

Introducing young children to poetry is a great way to help them develop language. The rhyming nature of many poems helps with this development. The poems in this collection are great for students in grades K-3. They are filled with humor and relatable topics for primary elementary children. Some of those topics include pets, being sick, imagination, spending time with family members, and many more. You'll also be able to find poems written by famous children's poets such as Shel Silverstein and A.A. Milne. These simple yet engaging pieces help children develop a love of words and reading that will hopefully last a lifetime.

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Poems To Use With Students In Grades 3-6
  • Published: October 2017

Poems For Elementary Students (Grades 3-6)

Using poetry is a great way to convey important messages to children in an engaging way. Many poems in this collection can read like fables, giving children a lesson to think about at the end. These poems are great to use with elementary students to teach skills such as critical thinking, communication, and fluency. They also feature poetry techniques such as rhyming schemes and descriptive language. In addition to educational benefits, poetry also encourages creativity and self-expression. Some of these poems have been written by famous poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Guest, and A.A. Milne. This collection includes fun forms such as concrete poems, ABC poems, and limericks that are perfect for elementary students. 

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Poems For Students In Grades 6-8
  • Published: October 2017

Poems For Middle School Students

Poems For Middle School Students

Middle school can be a stressful time in life to navigate, but poetry can be a great outlet. These poems convey important life lessons, such as determination and self-acceptance. They can also be used to teach poetic structures and literary devices such as descriptive language and symbolism. Many of these poems have been written by famous poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes.

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Poems To Use With Students In Grades 9-12
  • Published: October 2017

Poems For High School Students

These poems are great to use with high schoolers because they help develop critical thinking and analytical skills. In addition to academic benefits, these poems also deal with difficult and thought-provoking topics of life. They include themes such as death, betrayal, brokenness, and disappointments. Many high schoolers have faced ups and downs of life, and they will find these poems relatable. Some poems in this collection have been written by famous poets such as Maya Angelou and Pablo Neruda.

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Rhyming Love Poems For Him And Her - Love Poems That Rhyme
  • Published: October 2017

Rhyming Love Poems

Rhyming Love Poems

Rhyming love poems for sharing with the one you love. Express your deep and meaningful love to him or her with these romantic rhyming poems about love.

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Poems About Being Thankful For The People In Your Life
  • Published: November 2017

Messages Of Thankfulness

Messages Of Thankfulness

We all have people in our lives we are thankful for. These poems can be shared with them to show our gratitude for their influence on us.

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Dog Poems - Poems About Man's Best Friend
  • Published: November 2017

Dog Poems

Dog Poems

Fun poems about dogs and poems about dog friendships. Dogs are known as man's best friend and these poems are about the connection between dogs and their owners.

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Poems About Personal Heroes
  • Published: November 2017

Personal Heroes

Personal Heroes

Each of us have people we consider heroes. For some, that hero is a soldier, firefighter, police officer, or doctor. For others, it’s a single mom, hard-working dad, or other everyday people. What makes someone a hero? It’s someone who sacrifices for the well-being of others. They put the needs of others above their own wants and desires. Heroes are determined, courageous, and brave. In this collection, our poets highlight their own personal heroes. Who are your heroes?

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Quotes That Encourage You To Follow Your Dreams
  • Published: November 2017

Chase Your Dreams

Chase Your Dreams

We all have dreams we want to achieve. Sometimes we need the courage, inspiration, and motivation to chase a dream that has gotten pushed to the side.

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Poetry Quotes For A Broken Heart
  • Published: December 2017

Heartbreak Quotes

Heartbreak Quotes

To get your heart broken is a painful experience. It is overwhelming, frustrating, and confusing. Take comfort in knowing that others have walked the same journey.

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Poetry Quotes About What It Means To Be A Father
  • Published: December 2017

The Importance Of A Father

The Importance Of A Father

A father has an important role in the lives of his children. He helps provide strength, direction, and discipline to those in his family.

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Poetry Quotes Of Comfort After The Death Of A Loved One
  • Published: December 2017

Comfort After The Loss Of A Loved One

Comfort After The Loss Of A Loved One

Losing a loved one is devastating. Sometimes it feels like there's no way to ever heal from the pain, but comfort can be found in these words of hope.

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Waiting Poems - On The Difficulty Of Waiting
  • Published: December 2017

Waiting Poems

Waiting Poems

One famous historical book says, "expectation postponed is making the heart sick". Those wise words have proven true time and again for many. Many people wait their whole lives for things that are difficult to come across, like true love or exceptional secular opportunities. 

Unfortunately, some things, like finding a soulmate, do not necessarily happen when one would like. Often, the wait can become frustrating, causing sadness, anger and other negative feelings. 

One way to combat such feelings is to read the poetry of others who have experienced similar emotions.

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Meaningful Poetry Quotes To Share With A Friend
  • Published: December 2017

Quotes For Friends

Quotes For Friends

Friends are the people who are with us through the ups and downs of life. They are the shoulder we cry on, those we laugh with, and the people who know so much about us.

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Poetry Quotes About Healing From A Break-Up
  • Published: December 2017

Healing From A Broken Heart

Healing From A Broken Heart

Although break-ups cause pain and make us question so many things, healing is possible. We all have the strength within us to move on.

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Poetry Quotes To Share With Him Or Her
  • Published: December 2017

Poetry Quotes About Love And Relationships

Poetry Quotes About Love And Relationships

Share these poetry quotes about Love with you him or her.
Finding someone who loves you for who you are is truly special. Love can transform lives. It gives people hope, purpose, and strength.

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Poems With Repetition - Examples Of Poems With Repeated Lines Or Phrases
  • Published: March 2018

Poems With Repetition

Poems With Repetition

Repetition in poetry is when a poem has repeated lines or phrases. Repetition is used to bring a reader's attention to specific ideas or themes in the poem, and it's a useful technique to create structure in a poem.

Read more about how repetition is used in poetry

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Examples Of Poems That Use Adjectives And Descriptive Language
  • Published: March 2018

Poems With Descriptive Language

Poems With Descriptive Language

An adjective is the part of speech that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). Poets uses adjectives to give a detailed and vivid description of the noun they are describing. 

Using descriptive language to illustrate strong feelings such as pain or love can help the poet show the intensity of the feelings they are experiencing and to paint a more memorable picture for the reader.

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Poems That Use A Good Structure
  • Published: March 2018

Poems With Structure

Poems With Structure

Poems with structure have a specific system of organizing the lines, phrases, or thoughts. A well-structured poem reads nicely and clearly shares the poet’s message.

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Poems With Analysis Of Form And Technique
  • Published: May 2018

Poems With Analysis

Poems With Analysis

Are you looking for poems with a certain technique, or do you want to learn about techniques such as using rhyming, metaphors, and personification? You'll find an Analysis of Form and Technique box that showcases poetic techniques used in these poems and provides links to articles further explaining those techniques.

Are you looking for inspiration and a format to write your own poetry? Check out the Try It Yourself articles, complete with PDFs to print and begin using for your own writing.

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Famous Short Poems - Examples Of Short Poems By Famous Poets
  • Published: June 2018

Famous Short Poems

Famous Short Poems

Examples of short famous poems by famous poets such as Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Sara Teasdale.
Short Funny poems by famous poets such as Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein and short poems for children by famous poets including A. A. Milne and Christina Rossetti.


The shorter the poem, the more difficult it is to write. Every word must be exactly what you intend to say. There is no time for long winded explanations. Often it may take longer to write a short poem. You are more likely to write it and revise it many times before you feel that each word is perfect and perfectly placed. This may be analogous to a small family or group. There are not many people so each one much show up. Each one must do their part to create a loving family unit or group of friends. Every family member or friend must play their role to perfection


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Strained Mother-Child Poems
  • Published: June 2018

Strained Mother-Child Relationships

Strained Mother-Child Relationships

Some mother-child relationships are strained or tense. Wounds exist that create frustration, anger, and distance.
Poems in this collection are about navigating troublesome relationships between mothers and daughters and mothers and sons.

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Best Children's Poetry By Contemporary Poets
  • Published: June 2018

Best Children's Poetry

Best Children's Poetry

What is Children's Poetry and is it different than poetry for Teens and Adults? It's not fundamentally different. Children's Poetry just needs to be written in a way that captures the interest of children. 

Famous poet, Carl Sandburg's definitions of poetry include, "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance" and "Poetry is a sliver of the moon lost in the belly of a golden frog". Children's imaginations are more flexible than adults. Poetry is a wonderful way to introduce children to literature and to life. 

Included in this collection are the most popular poems from contemporary and amateur poets who have submitted their original poems for children to Family Friend Poems over the past 12 years.

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