What Is Quintain Poetry? 8 Types of Quintain Poems

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Last updated: Aug 16, 2021 • 2 min read

When it comes to poetry, sometimes limitation yields creativity. Such is the case with forms like the villanelle, sestina, acrostic poems, all of which force the poet to adhere to a specific form and structure. The same goes for the quintain, a poetic form that must contain five lines.