Poetry (derived from the Greek poiesis, "making"), also called verse, is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language − such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre − to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, a prosaic ostensible meaning. A poem is a literary composition, written by a poet, using this principle.
Poetry has a long and varied history, evolving differentially across the globe. It dates back at least to prehistoric times with hunting poetry in Africa and to panegyric and elegiac court poetry of the empires of the Nile, Niger, and Volta River valleys. Some of the earliest written poetry in Africa occurs among the Pyramid Texts written during the 25th century BCE. The earliest surviving Western Asian epic poetry, the Epic of Gilgamesh, was written in Sumerian.
Early poems in the Eurasian continent evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing, as well as religious hymns (the Sanskrit Rigveda, the Zoroastrian Gathas, the Hurrian songs, and the Hebrew Psalms); or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Egyptian Story of Sinuhe, the Indian epic poetry, and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Ancient Greek attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song, and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form, and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively-informative prosaic writing.
Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretations of words, or to evoke emotive responses. Devices such as assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rhythm may convey musical or incantatory effects. The use of ambiguity, symbolism, irony, and other stylistic elements of poetic diction often leaves a poem open to multiple interpretations. Similarly, figures of speech such as metaphor, simile, and metonymy establish a resonance between otherwise disparate images—a layering of meanings, forming connections previously not perceived. Kindred forms of resonance may exist, between individual verses, in their patterns of rhyme or rhythm.
Some poetry types are unique to particular cultures and genres and respond to characteristics of the language in which the poet writes. Readers accustomed to identifying poetry with Dante, Goethe, Mickiewicz, or Rumi may think of it as written in lines based on rhyme and regular meter. There are, however, traditions, such as Biblical poetry, that use other means to create rhythm and euphony. Much modern poetry reflects a critique of poetic tradition, testing the principle of euphony itself or altogether forgoing rhyme or set rhythm.
In an increasingly globalized world, poets often adapt forms, styles, and techniques from diverse cultures and languages. Poets have contributed to the evolution of the linguistic, expressive, and utilitarian qualities of their languages.
A Western cultural tradition (extending at least from Homer to Rilke) associates the production of poetry with inspiration – often by a Muse (either classical or contemporary).
In many poems, the lyrics are spoken by a character, who is called the speaker. This concept differentiates the speaker (character) from the poet (author), which is usually an important distinction: for example, if the poem runs I killed a man in Reno, it is the speaker who is the murderer, not the poet himself.

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    Poems Collab poem - Mahal

    Ms. M Mahal, kung lilimutin mo ang ating mga nakaraan. Kung itatapon mo lahat ng ating larawan. Maaari ba akong makahingi ng isa, Yung nag papakita sana ng saya nating dalawa. Para naman makausap ko, kahit di na mismo yung tao. Para naman masabi kona kahit papano naging masaya tayo. Mr. A...
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    Poems (Kabanata 1 at 2 hanggang 52 sana)

    Unang Pag-ibig; Magulang ay tumitig Naglalarong isipan sa kaniyang bibig Tinig ang pag-iyak upang iparinig Ngumingiting laman; pusong pumipintig Kung may Hangganan man ang pagkukumpara Si Maria ay gumawa ng lampara Ay parang Pilipinas dahil ang gara Binibining may perlas, rubi at barya At...
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    Poems Face mask

    Malapit na ba nating masilayan, mga ngiti sa labing natatakpan, ilang taon na nga ba ang nagdaan, sa pandemyang ating kinakalaban. -Enimer
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    Poems Does waiting matter?

    Long awaited since years, The two of them are happy. Built memories Just waiting to hear yes. And somebody close to her. The man makes her laugh The love we call it love Well, it finally began. Regrets, Siriel
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    Poems Subok Lang

    Di sapat ang salita upang maipadama, Ang pagsuyo na sadya pilit kumakawala. Ngayo'y nangangatal sa pagbigkas bakit kaya, Mahal kita aking sinta at wala nang iba pa. Salamat sa tiwala't nabigyan ng pag-asa, Puso ko'y kay saya, ang mahalin ka'y ganito pala. Pangakong pakaingatan sa kahit anong...
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    Poems Guhit sa mga Daan

    Kung sakaling sa linya ng tawiran ay mahinto ang paglalakad dahil sa senyas ng ilaw na itigil ang lahat. Pakiusap, kung ito na ang hinihintay mong tamang pagkakataon ay hindi ka nagkakamali. Kung ito lang ang tanging portuna ng 'yong pangarap na paglisan, hangad kong ingatan mo ang sarili mo sa...
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    U N S P O K E N R U L E: "ANG PAGMAMAHAL MINSAN AY HINDI DAPAT ITULAD SA PAGLALABA - PAGLALABA SA WASHING MACHINE." Noong bata pa ako, Gustong-gusto kong magmahal. Nawiwiling maglaro, Ng kunwari'y ikakasal. Ninais kong bumilis ang panahon Kaya ako'y nagdasal. "Sana'y lumaki na agad ako...
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    Poems LDR

    Distance -Bit-Ho-BEN Time flies so fast, That I have to agree and concur, With Einstein's theory of relativity, That Time is not constant, Mind the explanation, Because even we travel through time, We still have each other's back, We endure so much that we grow and coming back, To every...
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    Poems Patuloy Lang

    Ganun naman talaga dito sa mundo, iba't-ibang uri ng tao makasalamuha mo, yung iba feeling perpekto,may mga mapanghusga sa iyong pagkatao,akala mo naman may ambag sila sa buhay mo, Tanggapin mo na lang na lahat ay mga masasabi pa rin, sa bawat kilos, galaw mo at mga hangarin, matuto na...
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    Poems Sadyang Nakakabighani

    Sa dalampasigan na kay sarap tambayan, nagmumuni-muni habang di namamalayan simoy ng hangin at patak ng ulan at mga alon na naglalakihan. Sa bawat paglubog ng araw ako'y nakamasid, tela batang napapamangha sa mga kulay ng langit, O kay ganda pagmasdan, o kay sarap balikan, ang ating mga...
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    You 're More Than Enough

    It all started with a smile , along the way we meet for a while, You said...hello, I stare and greet you too. Days past,there we meet again, It feels like a rainbow after a rain You are my angel, my life saver, Just like an answered prayer. There you show me that life is really worth...
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    Poems Melancholy of Life

    In this flexous life there lies an undeviating roads we called Hope, bestrew it's light like a kaleidoscope, stranded on a stilly place, an outburst of emotion we doubtly chace. Behold from afar a blurry sight. I keep on staring until it's quickly fading, A cold wind fell out of the...
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    Minsan may mga taong darating sa buhay natin , Yung tipong binago yung pananaw natin sa mundo, Mga taong di mo akalain maging parte ng buhay mo, Pinapasaya ka ,pinapatawa Ang sarap sa feeling diba? Biglang bubuo sa araw mo at para bang ang gaan ng loob mo sa kanila at ganun din sila sayo...
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    meron po bang marunong gumawa ng tula dito, tungkol po ito sa "Kahalagahan ng pagtupad sa tungkulin ng ina at ng anak." Kahit 2 stanza lang po
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    Poems "Things left unsaid"

    I have this small confession room inside my heart — where I discuss all the things left unsaid. — Salvador Photo by: Liza Nevoropaeva on vk
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    To that one who could have been mine

    What if I waited? Even just for a day. Would things be different? Or would you still be away? What if I wasn't tempted? Things might go as I planned. Then maybe, just maybe. I'd be holding your hand. Foolish me. Still hoping I would be thine. Guess I'll spend this lifetime, Thinking you...
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    The last stanza of Thomas Gray's poem, 'Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College'

    To each his suff'rings: all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan, The tender for another's pain; Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate? Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy their paradise. No more...
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    Poems Bleed By- HYHY

    Bleed The Exhaustion of my soul brings drought in my mind wonderin why life is treating me unkind i like to bestow my eyes to the blinds to let them see how money and world binds why am i bleeding without a cut why can't i love life without a doubt i hate this distorted knees with can't get my...
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    Pahelp naman po para gumawa ng poem na sonnet

    sino po ba dyan mga mahilig sa poem, pahelp naman po para lang sa poem na malapit na deadline ty !
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    Hingi lang sana tulong mga bhie

    Hi mga bhie! Hingi lang akong tulong sa poem na ginagawa ko kung may sense ba o may kwenta. Di ko kasi talaga forte at di ako magaling sa ganitong tula tula na ito. Kadalasan ng nagagawa ko ay walang dating at walang thought, basta makagawa lang. Anu suggestion naman kung anong magandang...
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    Poems Lutang, Patutunguhan

    Minsan, nagpakababaw ang dagat sa puso ng naglalayag, pasan-pasan ang kawalan habang walang tigil sa pag-ugoy ang kamalayan. Maninibugho ang duyan sa madaling araw na walang pinipiling katapusan. Walang paghintong agam-agam sa tuwirang layong hindi malampasan. Umapaw ang sisidlan sa butas ng...
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    Poems For Women Who Are ‘Difficult’ To Love - Warsan Shire

    you are a horse running alone and he tries to tame you compares you to an impossible highway to a burning house says you are blinding him that he could never leave you forget you want anything but you you dizzy him, you are unbearable every woman before or after you is doused in your name you...
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    Poems Contradicting feelings

    Contradicting Feelings I dont want to see you But i really miss you I dont want you to see me But i want you to miss me I keep saying that give up But i still keep my hopes up I really really hated you But i still kept on loving you I keep my distance from you But i want to stand close to you...
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    Help Patulong sa pag gawa ng poem

    Mga master pa tulong naman sa pag gawa ng poem mahina kasi paggawa ng tula lalo na english salamat sa makakatulong "Innovation or every business through the use of technology "
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    Poems " M a r a l i t a "

    m a r a l i t a " isang tao'ng isinumpa ng kanyang sariling kalungkutan, matagal ng naglalayag sa madilim at masukal na isipan, puno ng balisa at hindi masabing sakit na nilikha ng mga gabing hindi siya pinatulog, kasabay ng ingay ng mundong mapanakit, kaya't ibinaliktad niya ang kanyang damit...
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    Dugtungan ng tula

    Hi, guys! Gusto ko lang itry to dito sa phc. 1 line per person ang idudugtong para makabuo tayo ng tula. Ito ang simula: "Ayoko munang mamatay"
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    Penge example ng Poem 5 STANZA FOUR LINES English

    Pa help naman mga kuys
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    Poems Summer Madness

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    Poems Damn

    Lying on my bed Couldn't think of any word other than "damn" As in damn why? As the cold breeze swept My room got bleaker Tried putting up my sweater Still, the cold couldn't numb the pain It's driving me insane Damn! why? I had a deep sigh Too late, I am By now she's too far away On that...
  30. J

    Poems Felicity

    Quarrels, fights, and distrust Suffocates like dust Rage and jealousy adds up A wall so high I have put up She was she As delicate as a paper mache Weak in the inside Strongest at my side Jealous, she easily gets Proof she was a human indeed The part of her I hated The part of her I'll always...
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    Poems Lingon Sa Kahapon

    Sumabay sa dilim at bukang liwayway Anino mo sa diwa'y nagliliwanag Pikit mata na ikaw ay tinatanaw Kahit malayo ika'y nababanaag Kasalukuya'y sa kahapon lumingon Takbo ng oras ay gumapang pabalik Sa alaala mo ang laya'y nakulong Damdaming sayo'y 'di nagsawang masabik Sulyap sa titig mo'y...
  32. J

    Poems Sa yo

    sa 'yong pagtalikod puso ko'y isama sa mga hakbang palayo luha ko'y iwan muna 'wag tumingin pabalik, mata'y ititig umaga'y darating kapalit ng pagibig sa isip ko'y andyan ka lagi alaala ng kahapong napakaigi umalis ka man ngayon at sa iba'y humalik puso kong dala mo 'wag mo nang ibalik ligaya...
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    Poems "If I Were to Choose." - Part I

    Let's start by simply saying: Kamusta ang lahat, Ako'y gumawa ng tula. Para ika'y mapatulala. "Kung ako'y Papipiliin, If I Were to Choose." - Copyright Below. Sa dugso ng buhay, Kaya nating panindigan ang mga sinabi natin. Pero kung gayunmay kapalaran na itong ibinigay ng panginoon. Na...
  34. P

    Poems Mga Tula na aking nagawa noong ako'y bata-bata pa

    Torpe at malihim akong tao kaya sa tula ko nailalabas ang aking mga damdamin, nakakamiss lang yung ganitong mga feeling ngayon kasi puro carreer, girl friend at games na lang umiikot ang mundo ko. Sana wag lang ma bash, may ibang grammar at terms talaga na napansin kong sabit pero hinayaan ko...
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    Poems Tayo ang lumikha ng ating sariling mga kadena

    para sa mga pagkakataong malungkot ang mundo at hindi makatulog ang mga tao dahil sa mga problemang bumabalot sakanila maaari ba tayong magpahinga at bitawan ang kalasag at mga sandata upang itigil na muna ang digmaan sa loob ng ating isipan patahanin na natin ang ating mga sarili sa...
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    Poems Eleksyon, simula ng KORAPSYON

    Korapsyon ay isang sakit Na laging binibigyang pansin Ngunit kahit anong pilit Ay hindi maalis-alis Mga kurap lalong dumadami Tuwing Eleksyo’y sasapit Kanilang mukha’y sa diding nakasabit Na animo’y mga anghel na kay bait Kanilang mga pangakong sinasambit Sa mga kababayang naghihinagpis Na...
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    Poems PULITIKO

    Litrato nila'y nagkalat Nagmamakaawang sa balota ngalan nila ay masulat Pero pag-umupo at tapos na ang lahat Pag bigay ng tulong sila ay barat Pangako'y dinaan sa mabulaklak na salita Mga tulong daw para sa dukha Ganyan naman sila sa simula Pag kailangan na'y tskA wala Dumadalo din sa...
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    Poems Acceptance (Tulang Nakakaintindi)

    Acceptance Even thou i can't feel the love I want... Im still here until the demands i need can be feel it love doesnt care about beauty and attitude real love is the one who arrows your gratitude... She say's that she is the horrible person i met but i say she's the girl i don't want to...
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    Poems Dilim

    Ang ibabaw ng mundo, Dusa, pighati dulot nito Andaming nakatingin, nakakabulag Andaming naririnig, puno ng talak Malalim na, mas lumalalim pa Paano ako maisasalba? Ang dilim, paano papatayin, Luha at takot, paano kakayanin? Walang tumutulong, nilalampasan ako, Sa dilim ay tila nalulunod ako.
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    Poems Naalala mo pa ba noon na: ( balikan ang nakaraan )

    1. ₱0.10 lang ang pamasahe, kandong libre pa. 2. Ang babae lang ang may hikaw. 3. Ang preso lang ang may tattoo. 4. Si Erap, Jinggoy, Bong Revilla at Lito Lapid ay sa showbiz section lang ng diyaryo nababasa. Ngayon headlines na. 5. Ang intindi mo ng LOL ay ULOL imbes na Laughing Out Loud...
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    Poems The power of smile

    -Tupac Shakur
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    Poems Tupac: concrete rose

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    Poems Pahelp please

    What is the Figurative Language, and Tone and Theme of the poems: Anatomy of A Filipino by Felix Bautista. Please
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    Poems Poetry, a natural thing - by robert duncan

    Neither our vices nor our virtues further the poem. “They came up and died just like they do every year on the rocks.” The poem feeds upon thought, feeling, impulse, to breed itself, a spiritual urgency at the dark ladders leaping. This beauty is an inner...
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    Poems But girl

    The sun is setting The moon is glaring But girl, Your smile makes me feel like stargazing There’s a lot of things a star can show Shiny bright lights or pretty dim low But girl, When you open those eyes, everything goes slow People on earth makes it heavy I am a little bit wary But girl, The...
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    Poems Images of an impending war

    Images of an Impending War The white dead dove Defeated by hatred and fear Its eyes towards the sky Sinks in a sea of innocent blood Overflowing with disappointment and hope. Rivers of blood Deserts of solitude Oceans of tears Eyes lost towards a horizon Where love and peace are only...
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    Poems [help] about poem po mga ka phc pasok

    Manga Ka PHC baka pede nyu ko tulongan sa school project ko pinapagawa kasi kami nang poem bawal daw google eh saka bubu ako sa english 5 Stanza daw po
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    Poems Iniwan kita

    Mali akong iniwan kita, Iniwan ka dahil wala na akong nadarama. Ayaw ko nang ipilit, ayaw ko nang magsalita, Ayaw kong nakikita kang nagmamakaawa. Hindi ako para sa'yo, tanggap ko na ito, Di ko kayang punan ang patlang sa buhay mo. Wag na nating patagalin pa, Para sayo rin kung bakit iniwan kita.
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    Poems Panghuhusga

    Nagmahal lang ako, ano ang mali? May batayan ba kung sino, dapat ba'y may sukli? Ang daming sinasabi, puno nang panghuhusga, Laging binababa, pilit pinapatay sa tuwina. Kailan kaya magiging maayos ang mundo? Wala na sanang panghuhusga, walang panloloko. Ang mali at tama, ako lang ang...
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    Poems For you

    i dedicate this to the one that got away. :) My heart beats ever faster Every time we are together I hope time moves slower So i could be with you longer i could take anything head on Because you are my reason With you i'd toss away my pride And give you my heart open wide Even if i am...