Grade 9 Reading Lesson 7 Poetry – Shape poems

Shape poems, or pattern poems, are poems whose shape refers to their subject: a poem about an altar in the shape of an altar, a poem about an egg in the shape of one, a poem about an umbrella which outlines a raised umbrella. It is an old genre. The earliest shape poem we know of is by the Greek poet Simias of Rhodes, who flourished about 300 B.C.
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