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poetry

poetry. For lyric poetry, see ballad ; elegy ; hymn ; lyric ; ode ; pastoral ; sonnet . For narrative poetry, see chansons de geste ; epic ; idyl ; romance . Dramatic poetry is incidentally treated in the articles drama, Western ; and tragedy . See also articles on individual poets and on various national literatures. For technical discussions of poetry, see free verse ; pentameter ; rhyme ; versification .

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