What is lyric poetry? Discuss its various sub-genre in detail, with examples.

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Lyric poetry is a specific genre of poetry which illustrated the emotions of the author/poet. In its beginning, lyrical poems were sung, accompanied by a lyre (a stringed musical instrument similar to a guitar (given it is strummed)). While lyrical poems no longer require musical accompaniment, the nature of...

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Lyric poetry is a genre of poetry which expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet. Usually these are sung accompanied by a musical instrument (Usually a lyre). Most common meters which is used in lyrical poetry are iambic and trochaic.The term lyric is referred to as the words to a song. The lyric poet addresses the reader directly portraying his or her own feelings

Best examples of lyrical poetry are Sonnet 18 of William Shakespeare, Canterbury Tales of Geofry Chaucer and La Belle De Sans Mercy of John Keats.

Some of the sub genres of lyric poetry are sonnet, odes and ballads.

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