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Poetry Facts

One of the most popular forms of writing short poems is the haiku. The haiku originated from Japan and has only seventeen syllables. The haiku consists of three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables.

Mahabharata is the longest poem in the world. Mahabharata is an Indian epic poem which has around 1.8 million words.

Poetry is a way to make a profit. By publishing a book of poetry or posting, poems on your website and monetizing it, you can earn a profit.

March 21st is World Poetry Day. This is based on an initiative by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to appreciate and support poets globally.

The Epic is one of the earliest types of poetry. The epic consists of a long story (narrative) which includes many awesome heroic actions.

The oldest written poem is the Epic of Gilgamesh originating from Babylon. This poem contains the story of a king, Gilgamesh, who was half-god and half-man. It is believed that the Epic of Gilgamesh is around 4,000 years old.

A stanza, originally contains 12 lines. A couplet is a two-line stanza, and a quatrain is a four line couplet.

Poetry is an outlet for our emotions. Poetry helps us define emotions in our hearts and makes it easier to write things we would find difficult to say.

Poetry is a great way to improve your vocabulary. Poetry invokes your creativity and makes you start to look for words to add to your vocabulary.

Poetry can be used to make your rap better. Poetry is music. You can convert your poems into rap music and address challenges facing the contemporary society.


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