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On April 28, beautiful sentimental holiday is celebrated for lovers of putting words into beautiful phrases endowing with metaphorical meaning — Great Poetry Reading Day dedicated to lovers of literature in elegant form. Remember poetic meter, main styles and directions, reread favorite poems, admire genius created outstanding poets of past centuries.

The History

Poetry belongs to ancient forms of art. Great figures in direction worked in Ancient Greece, works are considered classics of ancient literature, studied at universities, schools as filigree mastery of word. Poems were written back in 2000 B. C. They wrote lines on stones, passed from memory. In the middle Ages clear tendency to write sonnets appeared. Poetic form requires strict adherence to structure regulates number of quatrains, lines, nature of rhyme. Modern poetry emerged as mixture of styles, new trends.

Fun Facts

Enjoy beauty of words composed in rhymes, carrying special metaphysical meaning into life.

  1. Poetry affects state of soul. Reading poem allows getting into mood, get inspired, immerse in sadness.
  2. Poets served at royal courts, held official positions and received royalties for poetry. Duty was to create laudatory poems, odes dedicated to royalty: appearance, deeds. Poets knew how to praise for trifles and actions unpleasant in eyes of outsiders convinced skeptics and monarchs of rightness, always remained in honor.
  3. At time of duels, conflicts between opponents were resolved with weapons and … epigrams designed to humiliate, point out obvious opponent’s shortcomings. Resemble modern rap battle? For successful lines in distant past, they could kill or grant financial fortune.

Attend creative event on festive evening. Read your favorite poem, record video, share it. Take time to biography of favorite poet, for sure there are life moments of creator remain mysterious.

When is Great Poetry Reading Day celebrated in 2022?

Great Poetry Reading Day is observed on April 28 each year.