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Oral poetry is poetry that is composed and transmitted without the aid of writing. It is essentially handed down through the words of the mouth.  Written poetry on the other hand is poetry that is compose (creatively) or figuratively written down.


Examples of oral poetry – Christmas Epic by Lanre Goodness, 59 minutes by Katlholo prime Gospel fest by Harvey Eugene



  1. Give 5 examples of written poem with the names of the poets (that wrote them)



Compare and contrast:

  1. Written poetry
  2. Oral poetry

See also:

Comprehension | Vocabulary Development Marriage Related Words

Simple Past Tense


Tenses | The Present Tense



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