20 Facts About Poetry
There are many facts about poetry which we don’t know, now take your time to ready through.
1.One of the most popular forms of writing short poems is the haiku. Originating from Japan, the haiku has only seventeen syllables. There are three lines containing five, seven, and again five syllables.
2. Mahabharata is the longest poem in the world. It is an Indian epic poem which has around 1.8 million words and is named Mahabharata.
3. Poetry is a way to make a profit. I know it sounds bad and hypocritical, but yes, you can make money of off poetry. As long as you have the right poems for the target demographic, by publishing a book of poetry and making posts you can earn a profit. Whatever you do, do not forget how important is to write poems about the one you love and how pure your writing needs to be.
4. March 21st is World Poetry Day. This day is celebrated on an initiative by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for appreciation and support from poetry and poets from around the world. On that day, it’s a blessing to think about some great birthday gift ideas for boyfriend.
5. The Epic is one of the earliest types of poetry. It consists of a long story (narrative) which includes many awesome heroic actions.
6. The oldest written poem is the Epic of Gilgamesh originating from Babylon. In it we have the story of a king, Gilgamesh, who was half-god, half-man. It is believed that the Epic of Gilgamesh is around 4,000 years old.
7. A stanza, originally contains 12 lines. A couplet is a two-line stanza, and a quatrain is a four line couplet.
8. Poetry is an outlet for our emotions. It doesn’t matter what kind of emotion it is. Poetry helps us define it in our hearts and reminds us that these words are a reminder of our expressions towards others. Whether you write poems for her or love poems for him from the heart, being yourself is the most important thing.
9. Poetry is a great way to improve your vocabulary. As you read poetry you will start to find more complex words that you’ve never heard of, same is with writing, you would like to find new words so you can mix those with your poetry. So, poetry will invoke your creativity and you will start to look for words to add to your vocabulary.
10. George MacDonald (1824-1905) wrote a two-word poem called ‘The Shortest and Sweetest of Songs’. It simply reads: ‘Come Home.’
11. The Greek poet Homer is believed to have written a poem, called Margites about a stupid man, but the poem is yet not found.
12. Poet Lizzie Doten claimed that her book – ‘Poems from the inner life’, contains poems that she allegedly received from the ghost of Edgar Alan Po.
13. A phobia of poetry exists and it’s called ‘Metrophobia’ – fear of poetry.
14. German poet Gottlob Burmann despised the letter R so much that he avoided using it in his poetry as well as in communication in everyday life.
15. The longest published poem in American literature is “Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land” written by Herman Melville in 1876.
16. There’s a poem titled ‘Plakkopytrixophylisperambulantiobatrix’, written by G. K. Chesterton.
17. The epitaph on Emily Dickinson’s grave composed by the poet herself, consist two words: ‘called back’.
18. The three biggest-selling poets in the world are Shakespeare, Lao-Tzu, and Khalil Gibran.
19. E. Cummings dedicated his self-published volume of poetry, to the fourteen publishers who had turned it down and he titled it ‘No Thanks’.
20. Allen Ginsberg’s most popular poem “Howl,” was so radical for its time that Ginsberg’s publisher was arrested on charges of immorality.
You see, how many of these did you know?
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