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01150-- What is/ Write a short note on Lyric Poetry.



A lyric poem is a short poem in which a single speaker expresses personal thoughts and feelings.  Most poems other than dramatic and narrative poems are lyric poems.  The term comes from the word lyre, a stringed instrument that ancient Greek poets used to accompany their singing.  Lyric poems can be in a variety of forms and can cover many subjects, from love and death to everyday experiences.  They usually have the following characteristics:

 • Although lyric poems are no longer sung, they often have a melodic rhythm.
• The poems may describe an incident, but the focus is on conveying emotions and thoughts rather than on telling a story.
• Lyric poems contain elements such as imagery and figurative language, which create a strong, unified impression.

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