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Poetry

When poetry first started, the verses were actually written so that people could sing them or read them out loud. Because poetry was introduced closely after writing was developed, the ancient poems were very structured and early poets followed a traditional format. It wasn’t until the twentieth century when authors of poems wrote works that were considered free verse.

Today, poetry takes so many forms and styles. Authors now use poems to express certain emotions and stories that will relate to themselves, with other people, and with many sensitive issues of today’s generation.

Over the course of centuries, different parts of the world have developed their own style in poetry. And classical poetry had a mind of its own. With the help of some prominent authors in poetry during their time such as Cornaro, Kazantzakis, and Cavafy who were each notable for their unique use of language in their poems, other aspiring poets and authors became inspired to write as well.

Although poetry has evolved over time, modernization only empowered the use of poems not only as a form of entertainment but also as a form of self-exp​ression. Modern-day poets such as Maya Angelou and Billy Collins have created poems that transcend through generations and inspire people through their lines and poetic wisdom.

Robert Frost was one of the few poets who made their initial debut during the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. Frost was born in the year 1974 in San Francisco but he has travelled to different places as he was growing up. Mr. Frost’s love for writing poems and More...
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most popular poets during the Victorian time. Her works have become very popular in both the United States and England. Perhaps the most popular poems of Elizabeth was the undying “How do I Love Thee?” that until the present days is still used More...
Poetry is a form of art wherein the human language is aesthetically used in addition to its semantic and imaginary content. It is also referred by many as an exp​ression of true feeling in the form of fine poems that can transform the intellectual imagination into an artistic work of More...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of the known members of the Fireside poets who were a very popular group of poets originating from New England and were considered close rivals to the popularity of poets from Britain. As a member of the Fireside poets, Henry Longfellow was from Maine. Aside More...