Definition of poem
- the house we stayed in … was itself a poem
- —H. J. Laski
He wrote a poem about his parents.
your assignment is to write two poems about springtime
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
anacreontic, clerihew, dithyramb, eclogue, elegy, English sonnet, epic, epigram, epode, epopee, epos, georgic, idyll (also idyl), jingle, lament, limerick, madrigal, ode, pastoral, pastorale, psalm, rondeau, rondel (or rondelle), rondelet, sonnet, triolet, villanelle;
: 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
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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