Questions tagged [poetry]

Questions relating to poetry, a form of literature in which language is used for its aesthetic and/or evocative qualities, in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning.

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What are the benefits or drawbacks of learning poetry?

What skills can be improved by learning by heart poems in the target language? Won't this inhibit the learning process as poems sometimes disobey common grammar rules?
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Learn languages by memorizing rhymed poems

My native language is Portuguese and I had the initiative to read and memorize Os Lusíadas by Camões, the principal literary work in Portuguese. So I started to memorize the Divina Commedia by Dante ...
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Short poem in Arabic

Is there a classic Arabic poem (irreligious, if it is possible) that resembles the Goethe's "Uber allen Gipfeln..."? By "resembles" I mean it's length and concise style. The reason I am looking for ...
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How shall a kid learn poetry?

My kid is almost 7 years old, that is to say he just enrolled in Y2. His English is ok -- he's read some Roald Dahl's beautiful stories (Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, BFG etc) and quite ...
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Persian/Arabic/Urdu poetry writing format? [closed]

I have mainly seen three types of poetry writing formats in Urdu. I suppose, Urdu is similar to Persian and Arabic. Examples of formats: All verses centered. Single verse per line. Two columns. Two ...