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Poetry Genre Definition – What’s the best definition for the poetry genre? Books in the poetry genre contain words that follow a rhythm or structure, and sometimes rhyme, that are designed on evoke emotion and thought. Books can be, but aren’t often written entirely in poetic form. Pilgrim’s Progress and works by Dante are some of the best known works of book length poetry. Other popular books in the poetry genre are known as “chap books” and are collections of small poems.

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poetry genre definition book coverPoetry Genre Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the poetry fiction genre.

1. 100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings

2. Ariel by Sylvia Plath

3. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Unknown

4. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

5. Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

6. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

7. Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

8. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

9. Paradise Lost by John Milton

10. Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare

11. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

12. The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath

13. The Collected Poems by W.B. Yeats

14. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

15. The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson

16. The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

17. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

18. The Iliad by Homer

19. The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost

20. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

21. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

22. The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot

23. The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

24. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

25. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

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Poetry Genre Definition – Related Book Genres

* Flash Fiction Definition

* Narrative Fiction Definition

* Prose Fiction Genre

* Short Story Definition

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