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     What is it that makes poetry poetry?  What are the elements that distinguish poetry from prose?  I would start with these: rhyme, rhythm, alliteration (https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/alliteration-by-dennis-lange-2/), metaphor, simile, personification, and form (stanza and line).  I can think of something else, but I can’t quite word it.  Perhaps someone will come along and say it succinctly and add to the list as well.  I’m looking forward to your comments.

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