What is a Poem?


What is a poem?

The definition of a poem is a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty and sound and are carefully arranged, often in short lines which rhyme.

Definition of a poem – Collins Dictionary

Below are some examples of the styles of poems:

Sonnets – 14 line arrangement

Haiku – traditional Japanese poetry

Acrostic – mixes letters and phrases

Free verse – no set meter

Epic – from oral traditions

Rhymed – creates specific rhyme patterns

Descriptive – uses descriptive language to express a message

Narrative – tells a story