Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.


Poetry, literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm.


Types of poetry

Common poetic forms

Dramatic poetry

Periods, styles and movements

Religions in poetry

Elements of poetry

Main article: Meter (poetry)

  • Prosody
    • Rhythm
    • Meter
    • Metrical patterns
  • Rhyme, alliteration, assonance/strong>
    • Rhyming schemes
  • Form in poetry
    • Lines and stanzas
    • Visual presentation
  • Diction
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Outline of Poetry

Outline of Poetry Poetry is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities, in addition to, or instead of, its apparent meaning. The following outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to poetry: Main Articles: Poetry, Poetry From A Humble Perspective and Quotes About Poetry History of poetry History of poetry –...

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Masnavi The Masnavi, or Masnavi-ye-Ma’navi (مثنوی معنوی‎), also written Mathnawi, or Mathnavi, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi also known as Rumi. The Masnavi is one of the most influential works of Sufism, commonly called “the Quran in Persian”.[1] It has been viewed by many commentators as the...

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