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Lyric poetry a form of poetry with rhyming schemes that express personal and emotional feelings. In the ancient world, lyric poems meant played to the lyre. Lyric poems do not have to rhyme, and today do not need to be set to music or a beat.[1] Aristotle, in Poetics 1447a, mentions lyric poetry (kitharistike played to the cithara) along with drama, epic poetry, dancing, painting and other forms of mimesis. The lyric poem, dating from the Romantic era, does have some thematic antecedents in ancient Greek and Roman verse, but the ancient definition was based on metrical criteria, and in archaic and classical Greek culture presupposed live performance accompanied by a stringed instrument.


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