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What makes a narrative poem different from other poems?


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June 03, 2007 10:52AM

A Narrative Poem tells a story. A Haiku, for example, tries to evoke an emotion from the reader by painting a picture with words. A Sonnet may profess one's love for another. A Narrative, however, has a beginning, middle and end of a story line. Examples of narrative poems considered great are: Beowulf, Death of a Hired Hand, Charge of the Light Brigade and The Highwayman.