Poem Po"em, n. [L. po["e]ma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make, to compose, to write, especially in verse: cf. F. po["e]me.] 1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian. [1913 Webster]

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