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poem Line breaks: poem
Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊɪm/

Definition of poem in English:


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.
verse, song, rhyme, piece of poetry, verse composition, metrical composition
rare verselet


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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