Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Slam

Definition:

This form of contemporary poetry is meant to be performed at informal competitions rather than read. Poetry slams are often very political in nature and draw heavily from the rhythms and energy of hip-hop music. In other words, they're fun.

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