Love Poems

In this part of the project students have to choose from a variety of poetic styles (Quantrain, Diamonte, Couplet, Tanka, Ballad) to write their own Love Poems.


A Quantrain can be a poem on its own or a stanza in a poem such as ballad.  It always consists of four lines with rhyming patterns.


Like the haiku, the tanka is also a form of Japanese poetry. Coming from the word “short poem,” the tanka is five-lines in length and utilizes strong images to establish a specific mood. Just as with the haiku, the length of a tanka poem focuses on syllables, 31 to be exact. However, unlike the haiku, an author may use the following literary devices in a tanka: simile, metaphor and personification.


The diamonte poem takes the form of a diamond. Part of this is due to the fact it begins with one word and ends with one word. A fun way to write diamonte poems is to think of two subjects (nouns) that are opposite each other. For example: day & night, sun & rain, summer & winter, etc.


Couplet poems are one of the easier forms of poetry to write, are the shortest form of traditional poetry and have been around since the fifteenth century. The couplet has a stanza of two lines. As the author, you can decide as to whether or not the lines rhyme.

Ballad is a poem that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend and often has a repeated refrain.
In England the ballad form can be traced back to the Middle Ages.  The traditional ballad has been imitated by literary writers since the eighteenth century.  Traditional ballads were composed to be sung. Authors were not known.  Many ballads feature elements of loyalty, the supernatural, comedy and fantasy.  Ballads are fairly short narrative poems usually in quatrains (four-line stanzas).

Sunday, 13 March 2011 20:11

The Mystery of Love

Written by Dolgira Eleni

Love is a feeling made of gold

which keeps you warm into the cold.


A lightning bold after the rain

It gives you pleasure, but also pain.


Love is a mystery, an unsolved riddle

The beginning of life, the end and the middle


It makes you cry, it makes you laugh

it sometimes makes you say "enough"!

Sunday, 13 March 2011 20:10

Love Diamonte

Written by Sakellariou Venia


devoted, passionate

flying, crying, laughing

power, adoration, aversion, disgust

disappointing, loathing, depressing

nervous, unfortunate


Sunday, 13 March 2011 20:08

Love Couplets

Written by Sakellariou Venia

To strive, to seek, to find

Love will always puzzle my mind


Sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet

It makes two hearts as one beat.

Sunday, 13 March 2011 20:03

Love and Hate

Written by Sakellariou Fotini


compassionate, sweet

kissing, enduring, feeling

affection, passion, aversion, injustice

depressing, killing, shocking

disastrous, unfriendly


Sunday, 13 March 2011 20:01

Love vs Hate

Written by Dassiou Catherine


hot, beautiful

feeling, kissing, warming

happiness, hope, rage, revenge

burning, despising, loathing

bitter, frozen


Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:58

Life and Death

Written by Spanouli Eleni


gracious, questionable

hoping, solving, loving

feelings, moments, depression, bleeding

missing, hating, isolating

slow, cold


Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:53

Love and Hate

Written by Anagnostopoulou Despoina


excellent, unique

amazing, enduring, empowering

bright, hot, chilly, cold

disgusting, shocking, appalling

subversive, repulsive


Sunday, 13 March 2011 19:49

Love is...

Written by Tsioufi Anastasia

Love is the sweetest feeling

With hugs, kisses and joy

You cannot play with it

Love is not a toy.

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