Poem

  • (noun): A composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines.
    Synonyms: verse form

Some articles on poem, poems:

The Unknown Citizen
... "The Unknown Citizen" is a poem by W ... The poem was first published in 1939 in The New Yorker, and first appeared in book form in Auden's collection Another Time (Random House, 1940) ... The poem is the epitaph of a man, identified only by a combination of letters and numbers somewhat like an American Social Security number ("JS/07/M/378"), who is described entirely in ...
The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock - Use of Allusion
... Like many of Eliot's poems, "The Love Song of J ... Laurence Perrine identifies the following allusions in the poem In "Time for all the works and days of hands" (29) the phrase 'works and days' is the title of a long poem - a description of agricultural life and a ... and "there is time" are reminiscent of the opening line of that poem "Had we but world enough and time" ...
Mikhail Lermontov - Works
... His earliest unpublished poems that he circulated in manuscript through his friends in the military were pornographic in the extreme, with elements of sadism ... These poems were published only once, in 1936, as part of a scholarly edition of Lermontov's complete works (edited by Irakly Andronikov) ... During his lifetime, Lermontov published only one slender collection of poems (1840) ...
The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock - Title
... In the drafts, the poem had the subtitle "Prufrock among the Women." Eliot said "The Love Song of" portion of the title came from "The Love Song of Har Dyal," a poem by Rudyard Kipling, published in the ... In a 1950 letter, Eliot said, "I did not have, at the time of writing the poem, and have not yet recovered, any recollection of having acquired this name in any way, but I think that it must be assumed ...
The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock - Composition and Publication
... Composed mainly between February 1910 and July or August 1911, the poem was first published in Chicago in the June 1915 issue of Poetry A Magazine of Verse, after Ezra Pound, the magazine's ... the other, but never both." This was Eliot's first publication of a poem outside school or university ... In November 1915 (see 1915 in poetry), the poem—along with Eliot's "Portrait of a Lady," "The Boston Evening Transcript," "Hysteria," and "Miss Helen Slingsby"—was ...

Famous quotes containing the word poem:

    A poem ... begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.... It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Stir of time, the sequence
    returning upon itself, branching
    a new way. To suffer, pains, hope.
    The attention
    lives in it as a poem lives or a song
    going under the skin of memory.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    The great poem must have the stamp of greatness as well as its essence.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)