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The purpose of poetry

Charlie Thelander

on 31 July 2013

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What is the purpose of poetry?
Poetic devices
Poetic devices are the different
Types of Poetry
There are many different types of poetry including; Free Verse, Limerick, Rhyming Couplets and much more.
Why are there different types of poetry?
As you now know there are many very different types of poetry. But why? What is the point?
Well in truth the different types serve different purposes. For example 'Ballad' poetry was originally created to spread news, whereas 'Humorous' poetry was created purely to entertain. Others were created to tell a story.

Poets choose words carefully to tell stories, reflect upon ideas and show how they feel. A poem can provide a snapshot of the writers feelings or experiences and allow us to share those feelings. Poetry can help us to see ordinary things in new ways and see the world through someone else's eyes. A poem may mean different things to different people.
Free Verse
Rhyming Couplets
A five-line witty poem with a distinctive rhythm. The first, second and fifth lines, the longer lines, rhyme. The third and fourth shorter lines rhyme.

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