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  1. poemnoun

    a literary piece written in verse

  2. poemnoun

    a piece of writing in the tradition of poetry, an instance of poetry

  3. poemnoun

    a piece of poetic writing, that is with an intensity or depth of expression or inspiration greater than is usual in prose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poem, verse formnoun

    a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poemnoun

    a metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton

    Etymology: [L. poma, Gr. , fr. to make, to compose, to write, especially in verse: cf. F. pome.]

  2. Poemnoun

    a composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian

    Etymology: [L. poma, Gr. , fr. to make, to compose, to write, especially in verse: cf. F. pome.]


  1. Poem

    Poem is an album released by Canadian industrial/electronic music group Delerium in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poem

    pō′em, n. a composition in verse: a composition of high beauty of thought or language, although not in verse.—adj. Poemat′ic, relating to a poem. [Fr. poème—L. poema—Gr. poiēma, poiein, to make.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POEM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3915

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    Rank popularity for the word 'POEM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3446

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POEM' in Nouns Frequency: #1099

Anagrams for POEM »

  1. mope, pome

  2. pome

  3. mope

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POEM in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POEM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of POEM in a Sentence

  1. Rose Marie:

    There was a poem that my dad found, and it was all about donating your parts, you know,' give my eyes to a man who has never seen the sunrise' and the like. He kept showing us the poem. It was really important to them.

  2. Ahmed Moosa:

    The late Mr. Archie Augustine (a Roman Catholic) from Estcourt, Kwa Zulu Natal put it beautifully when he said the following about the Qur’an: “Despite your religious or non-religious attitudes, the Holy Qur’aan is a boon to your intellectual and moral strength. Even if you are not concerned with moral issues, then pamper your intellectual curiosity and read the Qur’aan. The greater the level of your education, in any field, or the greater your social or political standing in your community, the more reason why you should procure your own copy of the Book and begin to read it”. “Nothing, but nothing, is left ambiguous or unanswered. It is a Book of Law interwoven in morality till it touches every facet of the human experience. It includes politics, economics, moral behaviour, personal cleanliness and propriety, inter-family relationships, bequests and inheritance, inter-religious respect and tolerance, charity, the sin of taking and of giving commercial interest, the importance of prayer, the belief in ONE GOD, religious-sociology and oneness of humankind. Bring any manner or word, concept or subject matter to mind and you will find, not only a reference to such a matter, but a treatise, succinctly and poignantly illustrating, advising, illuminating and directing”. A POEM ON THE HOLY QURAN WRITTEN SOME 35 YEARS AGO BY THE NINTH PRESIDENT OF INDIA, DR. PANDIT SHANKER DAYAL SHARMA: (IT WAS A COMMAND FOR ACTION. YOU TURNED IT INTO A BOOK OF PRAYER.) (IT WAS A BOOK TO UNDERSTAND. YOU READ IT WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING.) (IT WAS A CODE FOR THE LIVING. YOU TURNED IT INTO A MANIFESTO OF THE DEAD.) (THAT WHICH WAS A BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE; YOU ABDICATED TO THE IGNORAMUS). (IT CAME TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE OF CREATION. YOU ABANDONED IT TO THE MADRASA.) (IT CAME TO GIVE LIFE TO DEAD NATIONS. YOU USED IT FOR SEEKING MERCY FOR THE DEAD.) (O’ MUSLIMS! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?)

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    The object of the poet is not to accurately describe an emotion brought about from an experience, but rather, the poem is an acknowledgement that words have rendered themselves useless and the attempt to write is merely an acknowledgement of that moment

  4. Trey and Matt Stone Parker:

    A Haiku is just like a normal American poem except that it doesn't rhyme and it's totally stupid.

  5. Drew Pearson:

    JIMMY JOHNSON LEARNS ABOUT HALL OF FAME INDUCTION ON FOX HALFTIME SHOW Its like that Robert Frost poem. Ive taken the road less traveled. My career was always about the road less traveled.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. brilliant
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