Poetry is a genre of literature that attempts to stir a reader’s imagination or emotions. It is the spontaneous flow of emotions, thoughts or ideas. It is a type of literature based on the interplay of words and rhythm. In poetry, words are placed together to form sounds, images, and ideas that might be too complex or abstract to describe directly.

In other words, Poetry can be defined as a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas are given by the use of a distinctive style and rhythm. It conveys a thought, describes a scene or tells a story in a lyrical arrangement of words. Poetry is also known as a collection of poems.

While Prose is written in chapters and paragraphs; Drama is written in acts and scenes; Poetry, on the other hand, is written in lines and stanzas. A person that writes poems is known as A POET.

Poems can be structured with regular rhyming lines and rhythms; but not all poems have a regular rhyme scheme, these poems are called Blank Verse.

Twinkle Twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky.

Jane Taylor