Poetry has been a favorite literary genre in China for thousands of years. Ten years, dead and living dim and draw apart. Lonely grave a thousand miles off, Cold thoughts, where can I talk them out? In a dream last night suddenly I was home. By the window of the little room, You were combing your hair and making up. He loved his wife so much and composed this poem to express his feelings.
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Poetry derived from the Greek poiesis , "making" is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic    qualities of language —such as phonaesthetics , sound symbolism , and metre —to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning. Poetry has a long history — dating back to prehistoric times with hunting poetry in Africa , and to panegyric and elegiac court poetry of the empires of the Nile , Niger , and Volta River valleys. Early poems in the Eurasian continent evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing ; or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Sanskrit Vedas , the Zoroastrian Gathas , and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Ancient Greek attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle 's Poetics , focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric , drama , song , and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition , verse form , and rhyme , and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively-informative prosaic writing. Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretations of words, or to evoke emotive responses. Devices such as assonance , alliteration , onomatopoeia , and rhythm may convey musical or incantatory effects.