Palindrome poems and prose

 Palindrome – A word, a line, a sentence, or a group of sentences (sometimes in verse) that reads the same backward and forward.

A palindrome is commonly thought of as a word, phrase or sentence  that reads alike both backward and forward. The word, derived from  the Greek palindromia, literally means a running back again.  In  poetry and prose, the concept is expanded to multiple lines (or stanzas) where the lines in the first half of the poem are repeated,  in reverse order, in the second half.  What lends the palindrome its  power is the shift in emphasis or meaning when the lines are repeated, which allows the poet to give a different perspective in  each half of the poem.  (from In Fine Form – the Canadian Book of  Form Poetry ed.  Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve.)

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