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Definition of Poem

Poem

  1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton.
  2. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.

Poem Quotations

A picture is a poem without words.
Horace

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Robert Frost

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.
Octavio Paz

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost
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Poem Translations

poem in Afrikaans is gedig
poem in Dutch is gedicht, dichtwerk, vers
poem in German is Gedicht
poem in Hungarian is vers
poem in Italian is poesia
poem in Latin is poema poematis, carmen
poem in Portuguese is poema
poem in Spanish is poema
poem in Swedish is dikt
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