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Poetry English 9- 12: Poetry


~ Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.~

What is Poetry

"Poetry is what gets lost in translation."  ~Robert Frost

Poetry is "imaginary gardens with real toads in them."  ~Marianne Moore

"Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes."  ~Carl Sandburg

"Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement."  ~Christopher Fry

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."  ~Carl Sandburg

"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn."  ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."  ~Robert Frost

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."  ~Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is "the best words in the best order."  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Poetry is frosted fire."  ~J. Patrick Lewis

"Poetry is the most diredct and simple means of expressing oneself in word."  ~Northrup Frye

"Poetry is the universal language."  ~William Hazlitt

"Poetry is like making a joke.  If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've lost the whole thing."  ~William Stanley Merwin

"Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry."  ~Gustave Flaubert

"Poetry is the silent voice that is heard weverywhere inside of us."  ~Unknown

"Poetry is a speaking picture, with this end: to teach and delight."  ~Sir Philip Sydney