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Notable quotes: Poetry

Quotes can be very inspirational and moving. They can help us get through a difficult time or make us smile wider on an already good day. Quotes can embody the deep power of words and prove memorable for people to remember their entire lives. Quotes can be found about practically any subject and they are often interpretative and can be used to start deep discussions. For children who are homeschooled, quotes and quote-study can serve as an interesting addition to the literary curriculum. Below is a list of quotes about poetry:

A lot of poetry contains lines that become notable quotes. Poetry has been around for decades. Shakespeare was a poet as was Maya Angelou. Today many emerging young poets publish their work in books.
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Poems can be used to express strong emotions such as grief and love.
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*Note: All quotes were found online—at credit to their speaker written below each one.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.
Octavio Paz

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
William Hazlitt

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