English Grammar: Poetry

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Poetry is language where rhythm is an essential part of the communicative act, where words are used in a way similar to music to create an effect on the reader or listener. Language which does not use rhythm and other effects in this way is called prose.

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Prosody; Text; Rhyme; Rhyming Dictionary; Limerick; Stanza



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