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Poetry

811

Currently, in the Mahoney Library, poetry books are in the Literature section according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system. American poetry is found under 811.


poetry :

Literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.

Oxford Dictionary


poetry :

writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm

Merriam-Webster

Elements

METER: 

 

RHYME:  

 

FORM: Form refers to how the lines are organized -- lines may be short or long, lines may be organized into rhyming couples, four-line stanzas, or flow freely. Some styles of poetry have very specific forms, such as haikus, quatrains, or limericks. 

 

SOUND: Many poets use the sound of words in their poems, and may use devices such as alliterationonomatopoeia, or rhyme.

 

RHYTHM: Rhythm refers to the timing and pace of a poem. Some styles of poetry, like sonnets and haikus, have very specific rhythmic patterns, or meters, but other in other styles, poets create their own rhythm.

Find a Poem or Poet

 

 

 

Record a Poem

Record-A-Poem, a section of the Poetry Foundation website, allows anyone to record - and share - their favorite poems!

Upload recordings you have on your computers, or use SoundCloud to upload audio files directly to the group.

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