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What is Poetry?

Poetry is literature in meter form. It is a form of written word that has pattern, rhythm and rhyme. It can be serious or it can be fun; poetry is as creative as you make it.

Basic poetry is in verse form, called a stanza, made up of meter created by feet. The amount of lines in a stanza deciphers the type of poem that is written. There can be more than one stanza to a poem and then, for effect, you could throw in a chorus and a refrain.

The stanza can have rhythm and rhyme, or just be a blank verse!

Take a look at our Poetry Types Glossary and you will find an explanation for all sections of poetry.

Why don't you try writing a poem and enter it into one of our Poetry Competitions.