Simple Definition of poem
: a piece of writing that usually has figurative language and that is written in separate lines that often have a repeated rhythm and sometimes rhyme
Full Definition of poem
1 : a composition in verse
2 : something suggesting a poem (as in expressiveness, lyricism, or formal grace) <the house we stayed in … was itself a poem — H. J. Laski>
Examples of poem in a sentence
He wrote a poem about his parents.
<your assignment is to write two poems about springtime>
Origin of poem
Middle French poeme, from Latin poema, from Greek poiēma, from poiein
First Known Use: 15th century
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Definition of poem for Students
: a piece of writing often having figurative language and lines that have rhythm and sometimes rhyme
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