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What is an Echo Verse Poem?

An Echo Verse is when the last word or syllable in a line is repeated or echoed underneath to form a rhyming line, normally ending as the last line being the title to the poem.

An Echo Verse is when the last word or syllable in a line is repeated or echoed underneath to form a rhyming line, normally ending as the last line being the title to the poem.

An Example of an Echo Verse poem

Rain

What is this that falls from the sky?
Echo - I
Do you live above the thunder?
Echo - Under
Are you cold white snow?
Echo - No
You don’t fall quietly from the cloud
Echo - Loud
You hit the ground with a spatter
Echo - Patter
You journey from the sky to the drain
Echo - Rain

 


Why don't you try writing an Echo Verse poem and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.

For information on poetry types other than an Echo Verse visit our poetry glossary – poetry types.

Poetry Types

Acrostic Epigram Lyric Shakespearean Sonnet
Ballad Free verse Ottava rima Sonnet
Ballade Haiku Pantoum Tanka Poem
Blank verse Horatian Ode Pindaric Ode Terza rima
Cinquain Irregular Ode Riddle Tetractys
Diamante Kennings Rondeau Triolet
Echo Verse Kyrielle Senryu Tyburn
Epic Limerick Shape Poem  
 
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