Poetry is a literary art form as old as literacy itself, dating back as far ar as the Indian Vedas — 1,700-1,200 BC. Poems from antiquity would aid in memorization to communicate and in oral storytelling in those cultures. Today, poetry takes many forms and styles. Poetry is often used to express deep truths, alternate perspectives, or to evoke strong emotional reaction. Within poems, the poet has many literary styles, forms, conventions and devices to choose from to aid him or her: assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rhyme to name a few. Ambiguity, symbolism, irony. Metaphor, simile, and metonymy. Rhythm, meter, form.

Ed Gray

Essence of Grieving