Friday, 29 April 2011

Interesting facts about Poetry.

The Epic of Gilgamesh, written thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia, is the oldest extant poem.

Poetry nearly always has a rhythm

Originating in Japan, the haiku is one of the shortest forms of poetic writing, a haiku poem is only seventeen syllables, normally broken down into three lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

The longest epic poems ever written were the Mahabharata and the Tibetan Epic of king Gesar

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