What is 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.

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.

Main Articles: Poetry, Poetry From A Humble Perspective and Quotes About Poetry


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
Rumi poem

Rumi poem
“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”
― Jelaluddin Rumi

Some famous poems

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