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Definition of poem:

  1. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.
  2. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; - contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton.


metrical composition, epigram, rune, words, style, meter, numbers, doggerel, epic, lyricism, ditty, verse form, elegy, poesy, rime, cycle.

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