A Full Course on the Basics of English Poetry
- What is poetry?
(Ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create)
Poetry is a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm in the form of a ‘poem’.
- Poetry and rhetoric
Rhetorical devices such as simile and metaphor are frequently used in poetry. Indeed, Aristotle wrote in his Poetics that "the greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor".