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Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning.
It is the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.

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Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings ...

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Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human ... Poems frequently rely for their effect on imagery, word association, and the ...

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by Dan Rifenburgh. I. We may feel we know what a thing is, but have trouble defining it. That holds as true for poetry as it does for, say, love or electricity.

www.youngwriters.co.uk/terms-poetry

Poetry is literature in meter form. It is a form of written word that has pattern and rhythm and rhyme. It can be serious or it can be fun. Poetry is as creative as you ...

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/11/what-is-a-poem/281835

Nov 25, 2013 ... When I used to ask students what a poem is, I would get answers like “a painting in words,” or “a medium for self-expression,” or “a song that ...

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Poetry definition, the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts. See more.

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May 7, 2017 ... poetry: literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen ...

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Apr 2, 2015 ... In the inaugural episode of this new webseries "Poetry Defined," we tackle our series' namesake. We define what poetry is and briefly explore ...

www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/04/21/write-tight

Apr 21, 2015 ... For National Poetry Month, Damion Searls looks at the etymology of the word and its uses in German, which raise more questions than ...