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Lyric poems express feeling. They are typically spoken in the present language.  They originated in 10th century Persia. They consist of meters based on the number of syllables. Lyric poems are often associated with music.

                                                          A lyric poem

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date.Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed,And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.