Poetry

Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics.

Poetry, and discussions of it, have a long history. Early attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy.[1] Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition and rhyme, and emphasised the aesthetics which distinguish poetry
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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
Swing
Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
[Dis]Connected: Poems and Stories of Connection and Otherwise
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  • The Poetry of Us by J. Patrick Lewis
    The Poetry of Us: More Than 200 Poems That Celebrate the People, Places, and Passions of the United States
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  • Him by Pierre Alex Jeanty
    Him
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    HIM is a collection of "he-poetry" in a world of “she-poems”. Through
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  • Gutter Kisses and a Hug on Garbage Day by Casey Renee Kiser
    Gutter Kisses and a Hug on Garbage Day
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    Signed by the author. Dark poetry.
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    The Dark Between Stars
    Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts, #1)
    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
    Swing
    The Truth Pixie
    Lost For Words
    Love
    Love Her Wild
    Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
    If They Come for Us
    I Am Enough
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    What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
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