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noun po·em \ˈpō-əm, -im, ˈpōm also ˈpȯ(-)im, ˈpō-ˌem\

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. 1 :  a composition in verse

  2. 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

  1. He wrote a poem about his parents.

  2. <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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