Welcome to poetry.org
Poetry.org is a resource site for poetry and poets. Here you can learn about the history, meaning,
and types of poetry, as well as terms often used when reading and studying poetry. There is also the
resource page: a series of links to various poetry sites for daily poetry, poetry organizations, poet biographies, and more.
And there is our selection of poetry from various famous poets, including William Shakespeare,
Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and e e cummings.
Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used
for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content.
It consists largely of oral or literary works in which language is used in a manner that is
felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary prose.
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