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Poetry is to Prose as dancing is to walking Poetry is simply defined by the Websters Dictionary as Metrical writing or Composition in verse Literally a fitting definition but to the poet an insult to the work Simplicity is often considered the enemy to many poets Poetry is a piece of writing with meaning poetry can be set out in many different formats and does not necessarily need to make complete sense Poetry is whatever you want it to be whatever it means to you personally and whatever it means to the poet There are many different forms of poetry and many different devices that can be used with in a poem these are called poetic devices Poetry works in many ways it can be found everywhere in all its forms Poetry is a genre of writing it can tell a story make a point and most importantly describe feelings and emotions Poetry can be traced back as one of the earliest forms of writing Poetry can be identified by rhyme syllabic pattern meter or sound All these different aspects of poetry have specific names and conformities within the label Some poems simply follow basic rules and limits like cinquains and haikus Others follow a scheme decided by the poet and use different poetic devices such as alliteration personification metaphor and simile In many other cases poetry follows no rules and is a pure expression of the author Poetry can have many functions Poetry can and for the most part entertains but it can do much more Poetry is an expression of feeling and thoughts It can be an outlet for the poet and perspective for the reader Poetry can also serve the purpose of education By reading a poem and experiencing or understanding the feelings and thoughts of the poet the reader has a better knowledge of people and feelings Everyone is different and no one Is truly smart until
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