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Poetry: learning the basics   Tags: american poets, british poets, guide, poetry, writing, writing magazines  

This LibGuide illustrates the many different styles of poetry with examples from poets, information and resources on poetry, including videos, audio recordings and much more!
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2015 URL: http://libguides.nccuslis.org/content.php?pid=592848 Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Introduction

Hello and Welcome to the LibGuide on poetry, where you will find information on the different types of poetry, plus examples from poets. Additionally, you will find information and resources on poetry and the aforementioned poets, videos and audio recordings, and tools to help you search for poetry in general. If you do not know anything or very little about poetry, then this LibGuide is for you! Let's get started.

 

Table of Contents

Home

Poetic terms

Different types of poetry with examples

Spoken word

Non-library sources

Library materials

Each link has an hyperlink that will directly take you to their designated page on this LibGuide.

 

Poetry

 

What is poetry?

According to dictionary.com, the definition of poetry is the "the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful,   imaginative, or elevated thoughts; literary work in metrical form; verse; prose with poetic   qualities; poetic qualities however manifested, and poetic spirit or feeling."
 
Poetry doesn't have to rhyme, follow a pattern, you don't need a certain amount of words per line--poetry is about expressing your thoughts, feelings, who you are, what you want to say and how you want to say it.
 

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