poetry and poem Whats different between poem and poetry? 
Sep 24, 2017 2:04 AM
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Each of these pairs of words has the same relationship. A is a specific item, B is a category it belongs to. A is a countable noun, B is an uncountable noun.

Poem, poetry. 

Book, literature.

Painting, art.

Symphony, music.

Play, drama.

Horse, livestock.

Raindrop, water.

Grain, sand.

I like Robert Frost's poetry. Here is one of his poems:

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire, 

Some say in ice. 

From what I’ve tasted of desire 

I hold with those who favor fire. 

But if it had to perish twice, 

I think I know enough of hate 

To say that for destruction ice 

Is also great 

And would suffice.

September 25, 2017

I write a poem, I write poems, I wrote a poem about you yesterday.

A poem is a countable noun.

I write poetry

I love poetry

I love reading poetry.

From where we get the phrase, "poetic justice"

Poetry is more of an abstract idea, as in, 

"This piece of steak is simply poetry."

September 24, 2017

Fabricio, no, people who write poems are called poets.

September 24, 2017
Poetry is the art of writing poems.
September 24, 2017
Poetry is those who writes poems
September 24, 2017