is a genre that is very different from prose and drama. Wordsworth defined poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings". used to express feelings, emotions, experiences and ideas.
Characteristics of Poetry The ‘paragraph’ in a poem is called a stanza or a verse. Poetry does not necessarily have to have ordered/regular standards. Poetry is evocative. It typically evokes in the reader an intense emotion: joy, sorrow, anger and love. Predominant use of imagery which appeals to the senses - of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. You might be interested in the terminology of the different imagery. They are as follows: Visual imagery – sense of sight e.g. It was as strange as an ocean without water.
Poems contain figurative language (e.g. simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, etc.) Poems may include rhythm (the regular recurrence of stressed and unstressed beats) Poems may contain rhyme. Poems contain sound devices (e.g. assonance, alliteration, consonance）to support the content of a poem.