Epistle aka Epistolary PoemThe word “epistle” may sound religious, but it is actually just another term for a letter. An epistolary poem is any poemthat takes the form of correspondence. There aren’t any requirements for meter or rhyming schemes, though rhymingcouplets are fairly common, and epistles can be as informal as you’d like. They can be directed at a person, a location (for a modern lyrical example, look to LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”), the world at large, even an emotion (“Dear Fury…”).Why you should try it:Because of the personal, intimate nature of letters, writing to one of your characters (from either yourself or from another character), to your setting, or to an object in your story can unleash all sorts of fresh ideas. Entire novels—Draculafor example—have been written as epistles. Besides, when’s the last time you sat down and wrote a letter?Example:"Epistle To Augusta" by Lord ByronAcrostic PoemAn acrostic poem is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells a word or phrase, often the subject of the work. Like so:Bound togetherOld pages smell of dustObjects of adorationKeeping reality at bayShelves of hidden worldsIn the more challenging double-acrostic, the last letters of each line also spell either the same word or the second halfof a word or phrase.