Types of Poetry Bingo Cards

Poetry Bingo Card

These cards are about Poetry. This list names some different types of poetry. These include words like ABC poem, blank verse, elegy, idyl, and ode.

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How To Play Types of Poetry Bingo

  1. Print out your free Poetry bingo boards, or make custom ones with Bingo Card Creator. Click here to get started.
  2. Give one card to each player.
  3. Call off words randomly, for example by using a call list. You can either just say a word, like "epigram", or you can make up a more involved clue involving epigram.
  4. When a word is called, each player should find it and mark it.
  5. The first player(s) to clear five words in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins a small prize.

Notes: How long a bingo game lasts depends on what pace you read the clues at and how many players you have. If you read faster, such as for older or more experienced students, or if you have more players, the game tends to end more quickly. In general, I suggest allocating between twenty and thirty minutes to a bingo game. Since they can potentially end as early as the fourth word called, though that is quite rare, I encourage you to keep playing in the event of the game being over earlier than you expected it to be. Almost 90% of bingo games with a 25 word list and 25 players will see their first bingo within 7 to 11 words being called.

Words List For Poetry Bingo Cards

ABC poem Haiku Tanka ballad ballade
blank verse canzone cinquain classicism couplet
elegy epic epigram epitaph free verse
idyl lay limerick lyric narrative poetry
ode quatrain rhyme sonnet verse

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