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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. Purple Candies
    Purple Candies
    by Olga Divine Agahozo

    Rating: 3.3/5 (3 votes cast)

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    Categories: Poetry, Other Non-fiction

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  2. Without An Angel
    Without An Angel
    by Mitchell Bogatz

    Rating: 3.2/5 (144 votes cast)

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    Without An Angel is a painful, raw poetry book, taken straight from the life of the bestselling author, Mitchell Bogatz.

    Categories: Poetry, Other Non-fiction

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  3. Urban Verses - Poetry To Make You Say Hmmm...
    Urban Verses - Poetry To Make You Say Hmmm...

    by Tracie Elice Christian

    Urban Verses - Poetry To Make You Say Hmmm...
    by Tracie Elice Christian

    Rating: 2.8/5 (400 votes cast)

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    This inspirational poetry speaks to love, defeat, loss and perseverance. This book of urban scribes will uplift the soul, make readers think about the state of their own world and how to make it better and motivate the spirit to do great things!

    Categories: Poetry, Other Fiction

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  4. Bakers Dozen: Creative Writing Workbook
    Bakers Dozen: Creative Writing Workbook

    by Steven Cross

    Bakers Dozen: Creative Writing Workbook
    by Steven Cross

    Rating: 2.8/5 (429 votes cast)

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    This introductory creative writing workbook is designed to get the reader to think, but most of all to write. Work all the exercises, or just a few. It has creative writing tips and briefly covers the basics of fiction writing, short stories and poetry writing including examples of Haiku poetry.

    Categories: Poetry, Other Non-fiction

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