The narrative poem is a form of poetry that is used to tell a story. It is one of the oldest forms of poetry. The elements of story are present in the poem (plot, setting, characters), but the story is told in verse instead of prose. Time is important. There is a purpose and intent to why the story is being told. It can be written in rhyme or free verse. The poem is often told by one speaker or narrator.

“The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” by Homer are two classic examples. 


Write a creation myth. A poem about the beginning of a new world.