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Traditional/Modern nomenclature

Doesn't seem correct. Is Shakespeare's blank verse considered "modern?" Come to think of it, does Beowulf rhyme? I don't think so. Dpbsmith 14:16, 9 April 2007 (EDT)

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Regardless of whether it is traditional or modern poetry, the subject of a poem can be anything. It could be about something as intense as suicide, or as mundane as watching television. Since there are so many poems written about the important parts of life that affect all [[human]s (marriage, death, love, and the natural world), there are names for poems with these subjects. Clearly, not all poems fit into these categories.

   * epithalamium - a poem that celebrates a wedding
   * elegy - a poem that remembers the dead
   * pastoral - a poem describing the joys or sorrows of living close to nature and away from the city
   * love - a poem filled with expressions of joy, despair, passion, romance, spirituality, religion or unrequited love.

Expansion of Poetry Article

Hi, so I'd like to expand on this article, it's very limited in scope at the time, and I think poetry is an important subject, historically, contemporarily, etc. I'd like to insert historical information, and expand on forms, perhaps creating some new articles on different forms, I notice there's pages for sonnets and haikus, but missing for certain other forms, sestina, etc. Possibly expand and add articles for Christian poets -- for instance, St. Francis of Asissi is often regarded as a poet, and there's a lack of articles for say John Whittier, etc. Not completely sure the entire scope right now -- but it's definitely an area of interest for me. It may take a little time to put together exactly what I intend, my time is short at the moment, but I wanted to announce my intentions -- I was wondering, would it be best that I post in the talk page any of the major revisions and sections I intend before I commit them to the article? Much love --RLorain 14:04, 27 August 2011 (EDT)