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Find poetry information and all types and forms of poetry here. Poetry is a form of art in which language is used to reveal, interpret, or express things which would otherwise be difficult to express. Poetry moves, speaks, and is written. Whether life, love, nature, or humor, poetry has been used to interpret it. What life cannot express, poetry does. What love cannot articulate, poetry does. What nature and humor cannot say, poetry does in a way that does not duplicate, but complements. Poetry is an interpreter of life.

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Poetry: A Pure Definition

Poetry is a careful, inventive, or creative consideration of words written in order to convey some thought as a literary arrangement. Usually, but not always, the words written are designed to evoke emotion. Poetry can manifest itself as a two-word phrase, spoken word, or a one thousand-page book.

About Poetry...

"An accurate taste in poetry, and in all the other arts, Sir Joshua Reynolds has observed, is an acquired talent, which can only be produced by severe thought, and a long continued intercourse with the best models of composition."
--William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean."
--Socrates

"Poetry has to be something more than a conception of the mind. It has to be a revelation of nature. Conceptions are artificial. Perceptions are essential."
--Wallace Stevens

 

Poetry Pages


Poetry by Form

Below are all forms of poetry. A form of poetry has a physical structure or style. The follow a set of rules that are used to construct the poem.

ABC
Abecedarian
Acrostic
Alexandrine
Alliteration
Ballad
Ballade
Bio
Blank verse
Blitz
Burlesque
Canzone
Carpe Diem
Chant Royal
Chastushka
Choka
Cinqku
Cinquain
Classicism
Clerihew
Concrete
Couplet
Cowboy
Crown of Sonnets
Crystalline
Curtal Sonnet
Diamante
Didactic
Diminished Hexaverse
Dizain
Dodoitsu
Double Dactyl
Dramatic monologue
Dramatic Verse
Ekphrasis
Elegaic Lyric
Elegy
Enclosed Rhyme
Englyn
Epic
Epigram
Epitaph
Epithalamium
Epulaeryu
Epyllion
Etheree
Fibonacci
Footle
Free verse
Ghazal
Grook
Haibun
Haiku
Hamd
Heroic Couplets
Hybronnet
I do not know?
Iambic Pentameter
Idyll (Idyl)
Imagism
Italian Sonnet
Jueju
Kimo
Kwansaba
Kyrielle
Lanterne
Lay
Lento
Light Poetry
Limerick
List
Lyric
Madah
Manqabat
Marsiya
Masnavi
McWhirtle
Monoku
Monorhyme
Munaajaat
Musaddas
Naat
Name
Narrative
Nazm
Ninette
Nonet
Ode
Ottava rima
Pantoum
Parallelismus Membrorum
Pastoral
Personification
Prose
Prose Poetry
Qasida
Qawwali
Quatern
Quatorzain
Quatrain
Questionku
Quintain (English)
Quintain (Sicilian)
Quintella
Rengay
Rhyme
Rhyme royal
Rictameter
Rispetto
Romanticism
Rondeau
Rondeau Redouble
Rubai
Rubaiyat
Salaam
Sapphic stanza
Sedoka
Seharaa
Senryu
Sestina
Shape
Sijo
Sonnet
Suzette Prime
Tail-rhyme
Tanka
Tazkira
Terza Rima
Terzanelle
Tetractys
Than-Bauk
Triolet
Tyburn
Vaasokht
Verse
Villanelle
Vogon

Poetry on/about Topics

Below are popular poetry topics or categories; such as, poetry about love, funny poetry, romantic poetry, poetry about sports, and more.

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marathi
march
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me
memorial day
memory
men
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metaphor
middle school
military
miracle
mirror
miss you
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mom
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moon
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mother
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mothers day
mountains
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murder
muse
music
my child
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mystery
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name
native american
natural disasters
nature
new year
new york
nice
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night
nonsense
nostalgia
november
nursery rhyme
obituary
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october
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onomatopoeia
pain
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passion
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religion
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repetition
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romance
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rude
sad
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satire
scary
school
science
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sea
seasons
self
senses
sensual
september
sexy
sick
silence
silly
silver
simile
simple
sin
sister
sky
slam
slavery
sleep
smart
smile
snow
soccer
social
society
softball
soldier
solitude
sometimes
son
song
sorrow
sorry
soulmate
sound
space
spanish
spiritual
spoken word
sports
spring
star
stars
storm
strength
stress
student
success
suicide
summer
sun
sunset
sunshine
sweet
symbolism
sympathy
tamil
teacher
technology
teen
teenage
thank you
thanks
thanksgiving
tiger
time
today
together
travel
tree
tribute
trust
truth
uplifting
urban
urdu
usa
vacation
valentines day
vanity
veterans day
violence
visionary
vogon
voice
volleyball
voyage
war
water
weather
wedding
wife
wind
wine
winter
wisdom
woman
women
word play
words
work
world
write
writing
yellow
youth

Famous Poetry

Below are famous poetry topics or categories; such as, famous poetry about love, famous inspirational poetry, famous poetry about war, and more.

adventure
allah
angel
angst
animal
anniversary
april
art
autumn
baby
ballad
baptism
baseball
beach
beautiful
beauty
birthday
boyfriend
brother
business
butterfly
cat
child
childhood
christian
christmas
confusion
courage
dad
dance
dark
daughter
death
dedication
depression
devotion
dog
dream
easter
education
faith
family
farewell
father
fear
flower
food
football
forgiveness
freedom
friendship
funeral
funny
girl
girlfriend
god
goodbye
graduation
grandfather
grandmother
grief
halloween
happiness
happy
hate
health
heaven
history
hockey
holiday
holocaust
home
hope
horse
humorous
husband
imagination
inspiration
inspirational
introspection
january
jesus
journey
life
lonely
loss
lost
love
lyric
marriage
memory
metaphor
miracle
mom
moon
mother
music
mystery
name
nature
nostalgia
ocean
pain
passion
patriotic
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people
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places
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prayer
rain
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romance
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time
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war
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wife
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