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What is Poetry?


 "Feathers" by Lindsey Bleda  ( Available under Creative Commons Attribution Licence 2.0 at

Poetry is the oldest form of literature. Poems evolved from songs and the human storytelling tradition. Poetry is an imaginative expression of emotion or ideas which aims to connect deeply with an audience. Traditional poetry has  musical elements  such as rhythm, rhyme and stanzas / verses. Modern poetry takes many different forms. It does not necessarily rhyme and can have different lengths, shapes and structures.

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