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She is a classicist who pines for the days of meter and rhyme. We were discussing, "what then is poetry if there isn't metric and rhyme?"

My elder friend and I had a good discussion about what defines a poem now that much of poetry is free verse.

What is a poem? What makes a poem a poem? If you had to describe what a poem is, how would you put it into words? No Merriam-Webster please.

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