It is very difficult to bind poetry with definitions. Poetry is not old, weak, brain. Poetry is stronger and fresher than you think. Poetry is an imaginative power that breaks these chains faster than you say “Harlem Renaissance.” Borrowing a word, poetry is a riddle wrapped in a mystery wearing a cardigan sweater… or something similar. This is an evolving type that will shirk definitions at every turning point. This constant evolution keeps it alive. It does a good internal challenge and it can be a core competency or learning ability for people to write, because the writer is only the first person to have a haha moment, because they put these words on the page (and modify them). If poetry cannot be easily described as a type, we can at least see different forms of labels. Writing doesn’t just mean you need to choose the right word, but you need to have the right rhythm (prescribed pressure and unstressed syllables), follow the rhyming scheme (alternative rhyme or continuous rhyme), or use chorus or Repeated lines. Rhythm: You may have heard of writing in the syllabary, but don’t use jargon to scare. Iambic simply means that there is a syllable that is not stressed before the pressure. It has a “clip type”, the feeling of horse galloping. An emphasis and an accent-free syllable make the rhythm or a “foot” of the meter and five consecutive pentat scales. For example, take a look at this line in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, one of which emphasizes the boldness of the syllable: “But, soft! What light broke through that window?” Shakespeare is the master of the singer.