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Meaning of POEM

Pronunciation:  'powum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

POEM is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: verse form
 See Also: abecedarius, Alcaic, Alcaic verse, ballad, ballade, blank verse, canto, elegy, epic, epic poem, epos, free verse, haiku, lament, lay, line of poetry, line of verse, literary composition, literary work, lyric, lyric poem, poetic rhythm, prosody, rhyme, rhythmic pattern, rime, rondeau, rondel, sonnet, stanza, tanka, terza rima, vers libre, verse, verse line, versicle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Po"em\, n. [L. po["e]ma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make, to compose,
to write, especially in verse: cf. F. po["e]me.]
1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in
   certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and
   characterized by imagination and poetic diction; --
   contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or
   of Milton.

2. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is
   highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the
   poems of Ossian.

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