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What is pentameter in poetry

What is the iambic pentameter of a poem? Iambic pentameter refers to the pattern or rhythm of a line of poetry or verse and has to do with the number of syllables in the line and the emphasis placed on those syllables. What is the purpose of iambic pentameter? Iambic pentameter is commonly used in poetry and verse forms. Many…

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Poetry limericks examples

What is an example of Limerick? Examples of Limericks in Poetry Among the most famous of these is the opening poem from A Book of Nonsense: There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, ‘It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!…

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Nobel prize poetry 2016

Who got Nobel Prize in 2016? Juan Manuel Santos Is there a Nobel Prize for poetry? In 1901, French poet and essayist Sully Prudhomme (1839–1907) was the first person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, “in special recognition of his poetic composition, which gives evidence of lofty idealism, artistic perfection and a rare combination of the qualities of…

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Poetry through the ages

What is the oldest form of poetry? The Deluge tablet of the Epic of Gilgameshin Akkadian, circa 2nd millennium BC. The oldest surviving poem is the Epic of Gilgamesh, from the 3rd millennium BC in Sumer (in Mesopotamia, now Iraq), which was written in cuneiform script on clay tablets and, later, papyrus. What are the eras of poetry? Terms in…

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The spoken word poetry

What does spoken word poetry mean? Spoken word is a “catchall” term that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including poetry readings, poetry slams, jazz poetry, and hip hop music, and can include comedy routines and prose monologues. What is the difference between poetry and spoken word? Poetry is more personal, it contains the artist’s thoughts and emotions while…

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