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What is an Irregular Ode poem?

An Irregular Ode is a poem with meter and rhyme just like all other odes but has no set pattern. Each line rhymes somewhere throughout.

An example of an Irregular Ode poem

Ode To Spring

Oh ! Glorious Spring, how amazing you are a
You are both Truth's beauty and light b
You travel far a
Yet always remain bright b
Baby lambs greet you with a bleat c
Birds fly stretching their wings d
Lovers on a seat c
We are truly thankful for what you bring d
Spring never leave e
Oh but can I compare f
How I feel when you're near? g
Spreading your joy to those so dear g
Spring we celebrate your birth h
And we mourn each year you leave this Earth h
Oh Spring!

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

For information on poetry types other than an Irregular Ode 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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