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Written composition also meant that poets began to compose not for an audience that was sitting in front of them but for an absent reader.The use of verse to transmit cultural information continues today.Oxford English Dictionary, includes such words as: arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, mi", pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany.The former was a long narrative poem depicting the rejection of Venus by Adonis, his death, and the consequent disappearance of beauty from the world.By contrast, the chief device of Biblical poetry in ancient Hebrew was parallelism, a rhetorical structure in which successive lines reflected each other in grammatical structure, sound structure, notional content, or all three; a verse form that lent itself to antiphonal or call- and-response performance.History of poetry, poetry as an art form predates literacy.
In addition to the forms of rhyme, alliteration and rhythm that structure much poetry, sound plays a more subtle role in even free verse poetry in creating pleasing, varied patterns and emphasising or sometimes even illustrating semantic elements of the poem.
Some writers believe that poetry has its origins in song.
His earliest plays were primarily comedies and histories such.
English Romantic poet John Keats termed this escape from logic Negative Capability.
At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman seven or eight years his senior.
The sonnets fall into two groups: sonnets 1-126, addressed to a beloved friend, a handsome and noble young man, and sonnets 127-152, to a malignant but fascinating "Dark Lady who the poet loves in spite of himself.
Lines may be self-contained units of sense, as in the well-known cola ijsjes maken lines from William Shakespeare's Hamlet: To be, or not to be: that is the question.Often the rhythm of each line is arranged in a particular meter.Preliterate societies, lacking the means to write down important cultural information, use similar methods to preserve.Many English speakingAmericans know that "in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue".Read poems by this poet, william Shakespeare kinderkeuken zelf maken was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon.Selected Bibliography, poetry, the Rape of Lucrece (1594) The Sonnets of Shakespeare (1609) Venus and Adonis (1593) Drama A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) All's Well that Ends Well (1602) Antony and Cleopatra (1607) As You Like It (1599) Coriolanus (1608) Cymbeline (1609) Hamlet (1600) Henry.The typical structural elements are the line, couplet, strophe, stanza, and verse paragraph.It may use condensed or compressed form to convey emotion or ideas to the reader's or listener's mind or ear; it may also use devices such as assonance and repetition to achieve musical or incantatory effects.In this sense, both alliteration and rhyme, when used in poetic structures, help to emphasise and define a rhythmic pattern.

Modernist poetry tends to take this to an extreme, with the placement of individual lines or groups of lines on the page forming an integral part of the poem's composition.