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Poetry is for Everyone

Poetry is dead, No. Poetry is for poets only? No, Poetry is alive and well, and, is for everyone.

What is poetry? The meaning is apparently difficult enough that my dictionary uses circular defining. "The art or work of a poet" is the first entry. The other two definitions don't clari ...

There are many forms of poetry. Some are best read while others are best viewed and in the future we may add that some are best felt or experienced. Some think that “good poetry&rdquo ...

First, What is Poetry? Poetry is a careful, inventive, or creative consideration of words written in order to convey some idea as a literary composition. Usually, but not always, the wo ...

This question has been posed to me quite a few times in my experience with forensics, so if this thought has ever formed in your mind you are ...

Clever men of action, according to Bacon, despise studies, ignorant men too much admire them, wise men make use of them. "Yet," he says, "they teach not their own use, but that there is ...

I love poetry and I have been engaging in it since I was twelve. Discovering the haven that is PoetrySoup greatly increased my curiosity and enabled me to try out different forms and styles of writing ...

I According to one mode of regarding those two classes of mental action, which are called reason and imagination, the former may be considered as mind co ...

GILBERT K. CHESTERTON is an essayist, a novelist, a dramatist, a debater and a poet. But many people—his brother, Cecil Chesterton, did for instance—believe that he is first of all a po ...

EPIGRAM, properly speaking, anything that is inscribed. Nothing could be more hopeless, however, than an attempt to discover or devise a definition wide enough to inclu ...

IAMBIC, the term employed in prosody to denote a succession of verses, each consisting of a foot or metre called an iambus (?αμβος), formed of two syllables, of wh ...

DESCRIPTIVE POETRY, the name given to a class of literature, which may be defined as belonging mainly to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. From the earliest times, ...

DITHYRAMBIC POETRY, the description of poetry in which the character of the dithyramb is preserved. It remains quite uncertain what the derivation or even the primitive meanin ...

EPIC POETRY, or Epos (from the Gr. ?πος, a story, and ?πικ?ς, pertaining to a story), the na ...

Simply put, poetic form is the physical or written structure of a poem. See Poetry Forms. Form is often one of the most important ...

What is Poetry?

Considering the immense volume of poetical writing produced, and lost or accumulated, by all nations through the ages, it is of curious interest that no generally accepted definition of the word "Poetry" has ever been made. Of course, all versifiers aim at "poetry"; yet, what is poetry?...