Lyric Poem

The word "lyric" comes from the Latin "lyricus" meaning "of or for the lyre." Some of the best examples of lyric poetry comes from Italian and English sonnets. The mood in this form of poetry is musical and emotional. The write of a lyric poem expresses his feelings, his state of mind, and his perceptions. Lyric poetry can be found in William Shakespeare's sonnets.

Sample of Lyric Poetry:

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.

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