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Poetry is a type of art form and a type of literature.

Poetry uses the qualities of words, in different ways, to be artistic.

  • different length and sound (of words)

(Poetry can be as short as a few words, or as long as a book (an epic).

  • meanings (of words)
  • (Poetry has) different uses of tone.

There are many "poetic forms" (forms of poetry). Some of them are : Sonnet, Haiku, Ballad, Stev, Ode, Free verse, Blank verse, thematic, limerick and nursery rhymes.

Poetry can be used to describe (comparing, talking about, or expressing emotion) many things. It can make sense or be nonsense, it can rhyme or not. It can have many shapes and sizes; it can be serious or funny.

"To say something poetically" means to give information in an artistic way.

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