Definitions for "Lyric Poetry"
Keywords:  poet, lyre, poem, poetry, elegy
poems in which the speaker's ardent expression of an emotional element predominates the actual subject of the poem
Term originally derived from the Greek word meaning 'for the lyre' and indicating verses that were written to be sung. However, more recently the term 'lyric' has been used to refer to short poems, often written in the 'I' form, where the poet expresses his or her feelings e.g. The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B.Yeats or London by William Blake. | | | | | | | | | JK | | | | | | QR | | | UVWXYZ
a short poem expressing the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker