Meaning of poem
Pronunciation: (pō'um), [key]
- a composition in verse, esp. one that is characterized by a highly developed artistic form and by the use of heightened language and rhythm to express an intensely imaginative interpretation of the subject.
- composition that, though not in verse, is characterized by great beauty of language or expression: a prose poem from the Scriptures; a symphonic poem.
- something having qualities that are suggestive of or likened to those of poetry: Marcel, that chicken cacciatore was an absolute poem.
- poem (Thesaurus)