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Literature Poems | Examples of Literature Poetry

Literature Poems. Below are examples of poems about literature. This list of literature poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of literature poetry. This list of works about literature is an excellent resource for examples on how to write literature poems.

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List of Literature Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
google world colin heavingham ABC literature,
Twenty First Century Civilization Gone Askew matthew harris Free verse literature, america, death, destiny, heaven,
Don't take me serious Eric Oakley Rhyme deep, emotions, growth, literature,
Premium Member Poem 2am arthur vaso Free verse literature, art, brother, cry, hope,
How sweet it is Thandokazi Bangani Free verse desire, destiny, life, literature,
A WRINKLE IN TIME Pixie Dust Narrative beauty, literature,
Tonight Ebizimo Arabina Free verse beautiful, beauty, literature, lost,
Last Night Ebizimo Arabina Rhyme absence, adventure, literature, lost,
Reading The Old Fashioned Way matthew harris Light Verse literature, 11th grade, 8th grade,
ON INDEPENDENCE DAY Speare Earth Poetry Dramatic Monologue literature, africa, books, independence day,

Her Tale
by Alessia Jay
A world beheld by gods unseen,
Ruled by a once human queen.
A heart devoured, a soul unclean,
The book of a poor girls stolen dream....

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Monorhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destiny, fantasy, literature, sorrow,

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Covered Dishes Part 2
by stark hunter
Covered Dishes 

2

Into the tattooed tavern 
we sauntered dreamily,
squinting our delirious eyes, while
blinking rapidly, and flinching from 
the electronic glare of spit-polished mirrors,
shining as an...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature,

Benediction Towards Anonymous Mindful Readers
by matthew harris
Reverence affects yours
     truly with unmeasurable
     infinite jubilant zeal,
sans unbeknownst world wide
     (web...

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Elegiac Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, 11th grade, 8th grade,

Better years
by Destiny Rose
The night was lonely when my pills called for me. Stock piling them, not knowing if they’ll ever be used. I told myself I’d take...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: courage, depression, hope, literature,

I have my doubts about its shape
by Mary Braithwaite
This poem is written in the sonnet form,
And yet I have my doubts about its shape
Though nearly to that structure it conforms
There may be holes...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, anti bullying, literature,

Departure
by Dibbendu Dwip
Am I ready?

Seems I am.

Are you ready 

To bid me good bye?

My tough time is passing by

And interestingly so am I.

It is a big haha...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: farewell, literature, meaningful, strength,

A Broken Writ
by Michael Barber
A Broken Writ

Nothing inside, nothing to write
Empty within with no insight
Groaning in soul to express
Bottled up, nothing to address

Thoughts mangled, running wild
Broken as a lonesome...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, analogy, conflict, desire, engagement,

Reader
by Jean Bush
I feel your words upon me
As they race across the page.
A running sense of wonder
Even late upon this age.

The whisper flips of paper
As the pages...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: books, introspection, literature, sleep,

Trying To Access Mine Excel Lent
by matthew harris
Trying To Access Mine Excel Lent...
Pow War Full Pointed Outlook

As I ponder what to write
today august thirtieth
      two thousand eighteen,
...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, 11th grade, 9th grade,

Sour Grapes
by Steven Ilott
The course my life sometime appears to follow
Permits not that the bark be called inept, 
Like to the devil’s hand which maketh hollow
The banks wherein...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, literature, lost love,

Days after days
by Kedar Ingale
Days after days.
Pass until the point where.
Any isn't left....

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, poems, poetess, poetry,

Verbal dexterity
by fauxcroft wade
I find people often worship at the feet of those

With great literary abilities

These people who posses amazing verbal dexterity

And are advanced in profundity

And speak with...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: integrity, literature, words,

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Achilles, The Journey To Troy, Part Two
by Robert Lindley
Achilles, The Journey To Troy, 
(Part Two) of (Part One-titled, Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal)

Woe! wretched horrors Olympic gods sent that day
mighty king...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, death, hero, literature,

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Take Down This Book
by Janis Thompson
Take Down This Book 

Time goes by and quickly things must change.
All that was is different, new or gone.
Keepsakes bring back memories so strange.
Events and...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature,

HOMECALL
by MUNA CHUMA-UDEH

HOMECALL
Echezona, she calls me home
Remember the grounds upon which you suckled
Remember the voice that weaved your dreams
Remember the warmth that spun your wake
I am the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, africa, appreciation, black love,

WHILE I STARE
by Emmanuel Adedayo Ojelade
WHILE I STARE

While I stare at the deep of the earth
I tear from my eyes
Is this what He made it to be?
Were we all meant...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: inspiration, leadership, life, literature,

A letter to J K Rowling
by K.S. LAKSHMI
I would be happy in your dark world,
Where there is magic, there are spells,
Where people wandered with custom made wands,
And you see the inanimate things...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, child, evil, fantasy, freedom,

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Paronomasia
by Gary Bateman
Paronomasia

Rhetoric usage—
A pun, a true play on words!
Shades of confusion . . . 
	Ditto sounds, other meanings . . . 
Phonetic pun poetic!

Gary Bateman, Copyright...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, literature, meaningful, onomatopoeia,

Writing Poetry
by Jenny brewer
To all the poets 
who write so well, 
who write from the heart,
their feelings they tell. 
Hastily scribbled 
for all to read,
to merit responses,
to fill...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, poets, writing,

The Name
by Sitabz Garg
In a language that the mother of all my mothers spoke 
I bear you a gift from the filthy muddy stream,
 coloured in the design...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: literature, allegory, allusion, art, birth,