Definition of poem in English:

poem

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊɪm
 
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noun

  • A piece of writing in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by particular attention to diction (sometimes involving rhyme), rhythm, and imagery: the sun is an important symbol in this poem a poem in terza rima lyric poems
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    • The group spent the morning working on a descriptive piece of writing and poems about people they knew.
    • Here again the listless rhythms gather images and ideas into poems of real power.
    • When he's not writing protest poems about saving rocks, Albert ponders the meaning of life.
    Synonyms
    verse, song, rhyme, piece of poetry, verse composition, metrical composition
    rare verselet

Origin

late 15th century: from French poème or Latin poema, from Greek poēma, early variant of poiēma 'fiction, poem', from poiein 'create'.

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