What is poetry?
In explanatory dictionaries, the term “poetry” is defined as a special way of speech organization, as word creation, which has artistic meaning and meaning. It is true, because the word itself came from the Greek "creation, creativity." For example, "The Poetry of Pushkin and Lermontov - the great artists of the word."
As an additional measure of human speech, poetry (verses) has some parameters inherent to it: rhyme and rhythm, meter and size. Sometimes the boundaries of poetry and prose are very relative (free verse, free verse) and are understood only by true connoisseurs of versification.
The term "poetry" is often used in a figurative and metaphorical sense, and means the beauty, elegance of presentation or description of any object or phenomenon. For example: "In his speeches - a solid poetry!".
Variety of use
The term “poetry” is understood not only as an art form. In the modern world, there are many poetic texts that are not highly artistic: for example, advertising in verses. And in the history there are examples of the presentation of scientific treatises in poetic language.So the term itself, of course, goes beyond pure art into daily being.
And if we talk about what poetry is, in simple words, then we can note its brevity, lyricism, understatement. After all, a poem is not just a rhymed prose, broken into lines. It touches us for life, makes us empathize with the lyric hero, to feel.