Poem vs Lineation - What's the difference?

poem | lineation |

As a verb poem

is .

As a noun lineation is




Alternative forms

* (rare or archaic) * poeme (rare or archaic)


(en noun)
  • A literary piece written in verse.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Sarah Glaz
  • , title= Ode to Prime Numbers , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Some poems , echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.}}
  • A piece of writing in the tradition of poetry, an instance of poetry.
  • A piece of poetic writing, that is with an intensity or depth of expression or inspiration greater than is usual in prose.
  • Derived terms

    * echo poem * prose poem * shape poem * visual poem


    * poetry


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    (en noun)
  • (geology) A linear feature in rock, often structural
  • magnetic lineations
  • (literature) The way in which line breaks are inserted in a poem
  • *{{quote-book, 2001, Shira Wolosky, The Art of Poetry citation
  • , passage=Lineation is very much a matter of syntax, organizing the poem's grammar across its lines in ways significant and central to the poem's meaning.}}