The definition of a poem is a collection of words that express an emotion or idea, sometimes with a specific rhythm.(noun)
An example of a poem is the children’s rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb.
See poem in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr poeme < L poema < Gr poiēma, anything made, poem < poiein, to make < IE base *kwei-, to heap up, build, make > Sans cinōti, (he) arranges, OSlav činiti, to arrange, form
See poem in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French poème
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin poēma
Origin: , from Greek poiēma
Origin: , from poiein, to create; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.
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