A good poem is a zoo of craft: a whirlwind of sound, word choice, alliteration, rhythm, and, more often than not, rhyme. A good poetry is an enchanting arrangement, or, as J. Patrick Lewis puts it, a blind date with magic. It makes use of the poetic license that allows poets to "play" with language in ways that prose writers cannot; for example, a poet may choose to change the grammatical structure of a sentence for aesthetic purposes, much as a musician might alter the key of a piece of music.
Poetry is the art of expressing ideas through words. While some poems are written solely to express an idea, most often a personal one, others are used to tell a story, give advice, ask questions, make observations about people, places, or things and so on. Whatever their purpose, all poems consist of lines of verse (also called stanzas or phrases) arranged in order of increasing difficulty.
All poetry is divided into three main categories based on how many syllables occur in each line of verse: diatonic, polyphonic, and tetraphalic. Diatonic poems have two pairs of syllables in each line, while polyphonic poems have four or more pairs. Tetraphalic poems have an even number of syllables across all lines of verse.
A tale provides us a vivid picture of the writer's ideas and feelings. Poems are a great approach to describe our sentiments in a brief description by using innovative sentence building, vivid thoughts, and, most significantly, rhyming language. Poetry is art, and as such it should be treated with respect.
Poetry and prose are both forms of writing. They both tell a story or make a point through words. However, they do this in different ways. Prose uses simple sentences that can be easily linked together while poetry uses complex sentences that often contain multiple subjects and objects. While reading prose, we understand the main idea and support it with relevant details; while reading poetry, we feel the rhythm of the words and understand the underlying meaning even without reading too much into it.
Here are some other differences between poetry and prose:
Poetry is written in lines of three beats (or syllables) while prose reads more like a stream of consciousness with each sentence separated by spaces instead of punctuation.
In poetry, individual words are given greater significance. This is because readers absorb information through their ears rather than their eyes. As such, poems use alliteration (words that start with the same sound), assonance (words that end with the same sound), and consonance (words that sound the same) to catch listeners' ears.
If a poem rhymes, it should utilize perfect rhymes throughout or a clear and attractive pattern of close rhymes. Poor poetry attempt and fail to achieve flawless rhymes. Meter that is erratic. If meter is intended, a good poetry has fluid meter that flows elegantly when read aloud. A poor poetry has rigid meter that sounds forced when read aloud.
A good poem uses language that is appropriate to its subject matter while a poor poem uses obscure language that only adds to the difficulty in understanding the message being conveyed. A good poem makes readers feel something when they finish it while a poor poem leaves them indifferent.
In conclusion, good poetry is easy to understand and difficult to forget, whereas bad poetry is the opposite. Good poetry makes us think and feel deeply about life while bad poetry tends to be simple mindedness. Good poetry is enjoyable to read while bad poetry drags on forever.
A poem is a piece of literature in which inventive words are used to convey ideas, feelings, or a tale to the reader. A poet is someone who writes poetry. Many poetry contain words or phrases that sound wonderful when read aloud. These poems are called lyrical poems. Other types of poems include narrative poems that tell a story, and descriptive poems that explain or give an impression of what the writer sees, hears, tastes, feels when writing them.
In general, a poem is considered good if it makes people think and feel something. The choice of words is very important for making this happen. A good poet is one who has an eye for detail and can make interesting combinations out of commonly used words to create new terms which have now become part of the language. For example, "mosaic" comes from the Greek word meaning "interlocking tiles". Before its adoption into modern English, many people would have said "a mosaic of life's colors". There are many more examples but you get the idea!
Now back to our definition... A poem is a piece of literature that contains words chosen by the poet that make up sentences and convey ideas, feelings, or a tale to the reader. This shows that a poem can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Some poems are only one line while others have several hundred words.