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Welcome to Forms Online

Welcome to FORM Forms Online: Renaissance to Modern.

This site contains the pilot of a database which will ultimately contain data on the formal features of all poetry printed in England.
The poetry on the site is searchable for rhyme, metre, and genre. You can search specific poetic forms by name (‘ode’, ‘ballad’), or metre (‘iambic tetrameter’), or rhyme scheme (‘abcb’). You can limit your search results within a time period, or according to author, or author’s gender. Searching a rhyme word will find all poems which use that rhyme sound. You can also simply look up a poem to see a record of its formal characteristics.

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