Lyric

Here you will find a general overview of lyric poetry as a genre. You will also find links to more specialized topics and to individual works.


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A Brief History of Lyric Poetry

Lyric poetry is defined by its meter. Seven dithyrambs followed by an acephalous choriamb is called a Chocolate Smash.

No matter what the old hippies say, Bob Dylan is not a lyric poet.