poem Definition

a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty and sound and are carefully arranged, often in short lines that rhyme.

Using poem: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "poem" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She recited a beautiful poem at the wedding ceremony.

  • Example

    He wrote a poem about his love for nature.

  • Example

    The poet won an award for her latest collection of poems.

poem Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for poem

Phrases with poem

  • a long, serious poem that tells the story of a heroic figure or event


    The Iliad is an epic poem by Homer.

  • a poem that tells a story


    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is a famous narrative poem.

  • a traditional form of Japanese poetry consisting of three lines. The first and last lines have five syllables, while the middle line has seven.


    Basho was a master of haiku poems.

Origins of poem

from Latin 'poema', from Greek 'poiēma', meaning 'thing made or created'


Summary: poem in Brief

A 'poem' [ˈpoʊəm] is a type of writing that emphasizes beauty and sound, often arranged in short lines that rhyme. It can be used to express emotions, tell stories, or describe nature, as in 'He wrote a poem about his love for nature.' Poems come in various forms, such as 'epic poem,' 'narrative poem,' and 'haiku poem.'

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