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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: poème, from Latin, from Greek poiema, from poiein 'to make, create'

poem

noun
     
po‧em S3 [countable]
AL a piece of writing that expresses emotions, experiences, and ideas, especially in short lines using words that rhyme (=end with the same sound) [↪ poet, poetry]
poem about
I decided to write a poem about how I felt.
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