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lyric Poetry may be divided for convenience into two broad categories. one category is the narrative poem, which tells a story, complete with plot and characters. Examples include the BALLAD and the epic. The second category, representing the majority of poetry, is the lyric, generally a brief poem that focuses on expression of emotion or thought. The term lyric derives from the fact that in classical Greece, lyrics usually took the form of songs accompanied by a musical instrument, the lyre. Formal examples of lyric include the ode and the elegy, in which thought and feeling are expressed in a complex way. A more simple and popular fixed form of the lyric is the 14-line sonnet, in both the Petrarchan and the Shakespearean or Elizabethan constructions.

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