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OEA English: Lyrics

Lyric Defined


From the Merriam-Webster dictionary

  • a poem that expresses deep personal feelings in a way that is like a song : a lyric poem
  • the words of a song


Shorter poems of intense feeling and emotion. Some are modern free verse poems and others are more “old-fashioned” poems that have rhythm and rhyme.  Types: sonnet, ode, and elegy.

Oh Caption! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

Finding Info About the Lyricist

Poetic Devices in Songs

"Poetic Devices in Songs."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube. YouTube. 9 Feb 2015. Web. 15 Feb 2016. <>

Personal Playlist

We all have songs that have a special meaning.  You can create your own personal playlist that reflects your life.