What is poem?

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

Some articles on poems, poem:

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 ... "there will be time" and "there is time" are reminiscent of the opening line of that poem "Had we but world enough and time" ...
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 ... 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 that I did, and ...
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 ... have done one or the other, but never both." This was Eliot's first publication of a poem outside school or university ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 His earliest unpublished poems that he circulated in manuscript through his friends in the military were pornographic in the extreme, with elements of sadism ...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) ... Lermontov published only one slender collection of poems (1840) ...

Famous quotes containing the word poem:

    A poem should not mean
    But be.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    And no matter how all this disappeared,
    Or got where it was going, it is no longer
    Material for a poem. Its subject
    Matters too much, and not enough, standing there helplessly
    While the poem streaked by, its tail afire, a bad
    Comet screaming hate and disaster....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    It must
    Be the finding of a satisfaction, and may
    Be of a man skating, a woman dancing, a woman
    Combing. The poem of the act of the mind.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)