Lyric Lyrical Poetry
Lyric verse is an informal form of poetry that expresses feelings or personal emotions, usually spoken in the first person, usually expressing emotions as a lyric poem would. While most often verses are used to tell a story or tell an epic tale, many lyric poems are used to share feelings or communicate something with another person. Some people write poetry to vent, while others use it as a way to communicate something. Lyric poetry is sometimes compared to song lyrics, although they’re often not in the same meter and don’t have the same structure. While some lyricists will claim that their poetry is as good as song lyrics, others will claim that their poetry has no melodies and is repetitive, almost like a mantra.
Poetry of the verse form has been around as long as lyric poetry has. In fact, a lot of poets who are considered to be classic have written poems that fall into the category of verse lyric poetry. One example would be Robert Frost, who is recognized for his powerful and memorable poems such as “Ms. Of The Day.” Another great poet who had a large impact on American poetry, James Joyce, was known for including rhyme in his work.
While many people think that modern day lyric poetry is only a form of writing for children, others who are poets in their own right will tell you that it’s not. Jonathan Swift, who is considered by many to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the 19th century, once said, “A man who has neither talent nor passion in his heart has nothing to give but the creeds and stories of his imagination.” Because of this Swift argued against the poetic profession. But in recent years the poetry of Swift and others has been seen as worthy of appreciation. With such a large amount of appreciation being given to Swift, it is no wonder that this form of poetry has endured for so long.