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Poetry is considered an art form unto itself. Poets often write for the lyrical and evocative qualities in the words. Poems may be written to make the reader feel something deeply, or the words may be written with no real meaning at all.

The great poets, including Aristotle, Dante and Rumi, defined how future poets should write their prose. Particular attention was to be paid to iambic pentameter, resonance, assonance, onomatopoeia and rhyme. The oldest known poem was written in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC. The poem is known as the “Epic of Gilgamesh”.

Poets today write in many different forms, using pieces of poetic art forms from around the world. Readers of poetry today are likely to find current poetry in the form of sonnets, Jintishi, Tanka, odes, free verse as well as a variety of other forms.

Just as books have genres, poetry does as well. There are seven specific genres in poetry. They include epic, narrative, prose, fable, lyric, dramatic and satirical poetry. Works in these genres can be attributed to a certain individual who discovered the particular genre. For example, one of the best-known epic poems was the Odyssey by Homer. Satirical poet Alexander Pope is well known for his Essay on Criticism, and Aesop is renowned for his children's fables.

Read a selection of poetry by today's poets for inspiration. Browse our titles and discover a new world of artistic expression, right at your fingertips!

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  1. BEAUTIFUL POEMS ON BEAUTY
    BEAUTIFUL POEMS ON BEAUTY

    by DHANUSHRI PRANAV

    BEAUTIFUL POEMS ON BEAUTY
    by DHANUSHRI PRANAV

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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    Why are certain physical traits in woman so attractive?

    THE ANSWER CAN BE SEEN IN THE ABOVE VOLUME

    Categories: Poetry

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  2. The Fae king of the storm.
    The Fae king of the storm.

    by Promise Agoyi

    The Fae king of the storm.
    by Promise Agoyi

    Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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    Two poems. One about a Faerie kind and about a world of ink.

    Categories: Poetry

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  3. Rycon Building Group
    Rycon Building Group

    by RyconBg

    Rycon Building Group
    by RyconBg

    Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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    Are you planning to build a new home with your specific requirement? Then don’t trust any local builder, just visit Rycon Building Group and meet out Custom Home Builders Melbourne to get standard home construction with perfect structure.

    Categories: Poetry

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  4. Flower in the Autumn
    Flower in the Autumn

    by Monika Princy

    Flower in the Autumn
    by Monika Princy

    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

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    poem collection

    Category: Poetry

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  5.   LOVE MAIL
    LOVE MAIL

    by ASHA DARWIN

    LOVE MAIL
    by ASHA DARWIN

    Rating: 3.0/5 (7 votes cast)

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    PEN OF LOVE, IMMERSES THE UNBLEMISHED FEELING!

    DEN OF LOVE, COMPRISES THE POLISHED EMBLEM!

    EYES OF ATTRACTION VANISHES THE DEEP TOUCH!

    HEART OF INTERACTION CLASHES THE TWO SOUL!

    DECORATED LONGING FOR EACH OTHER HOLDS INTACT!

    FASCINATED CLINGING WITH ONE ANOTHER IS CEMETRICAL!

    ARROW OF INTEGRITY, PIERCE THE EMOTIONS OF LOVE!

    FURROW OF MEMORIES, SINK THE SHIP OF HATRED!

    NATURE DESTROYS ITS CULTIVATION OF PROFOUND GROWTH!

    CULTURE CREATES ITS ACTORS TO PERFORM THE DEEP AND TRUE LOVE!

    SCARLET OF SHADES ATTRACT TO THE ART OF THE IMAGE!

    DROPLET OF GROPING IN LOVE THEORY, MAKES ONES LASTING PROMISE IN LIFE!

    PRICELESS PICTURE PORTRAITS THE LOVE TRIANGLE!

    NEVERTHELESS, GENUINE LOVE CANNOT BE REPLACED FOR A GIFT!

    Categories: Poetry, Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  6. Tiny House Tale
    Tiny House Tale

    by Tina M. E.

    Tiny House Tale
    by Tina M. E.

    Rating: 3.0/5 (3 votes cast)

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    Long time follower of the Tiny House Movement and minimalism, Tina M.E., Author, Poet, single-mother embarks on a daunting journey in the pursuit of a Tiny House build in the Adirondacks with her young child.

    Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Poetry, Other Non-fiction

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  7. Dantalion Of The Goetia:  Legacy
    Dantalion Of The Goetia: Legacy

    by Tina M. E.

    Dantalion Of The Goetia: Legacy
    by Tina M. E.

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)

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    Dantalion, one of seventy two hosts of demons from an ancient 17th century grimoire, is summoned by a mortal girl and practitioner of the occult, creating an unexplainable relationship of love, obsession an redemption.

    Categories: Poetry, Other Fiction, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

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  8. love
    love

    by bright.love

    love
    by bright.love

    Rating: 4.2/5 (5 votes cast)

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    this is my very fist book of poems. fell free to add a comment or rate . thank you !.

    Categories: Poetry

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  9. The Magic of Words
    The Magic of Words

    by Farhan Baloch

    The Magic of Words
    by Farhan Baloch

    Rating: 2.9/5 (14 votes cast)

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    This is poetry book made for all audiences it's just like magic in the sense reflection of how you may feel that day or if you just want to read. it is based on my literal life experiences or someone close to me so feels free to indulge in the deliciousness of these words and take them as you may.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Poetry, Other Non-fiction

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  10. Anxiety Free Dentistry
    Anxiety Free Dentistry

    by westwinddental

    Anxiety Free Dentistry
    by westwinddental

    Rating: 2.4/5 (8 votes cast)

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    Check Out These Anxiety Free Dentistry. Brought to you by https://westwinddental.ca/general-family-dentistry . West Wind Dental is committed to making your family’s dental experience relaxing and calm while our dental team helps you achieve the smile that you dream about.

    Categories: Poetry, Other Non-fiction, Bookies

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