Puffin poetry

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9 different types of poetry

Whether you want to try writing your own poems or just learn more about the art in general, we’ve put together a handy list of our fave poetry types to get you started.

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For younger readers

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Reading list

The best poetry books for children

With a plethora of puns, ludicrous wordplay and completely ridiculous rhythms, these ten books are a great introduction for children new to poetry.

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