World history of Poetry
Poetry as an art from predates literacy. Some of the earliest poetry is believed to have been recited or sung. The development of writing, poetry has since developed into structured forms, although much poetry since the late 20th century has moved away from traditional forms towards the more vaguely defined free verse and prose poem format.
Poetry was employed as a way of remembering. Poetry is often related to musical traditions and much of it can be to religion movements. Many of the poems surviving from ancient worlds are form of recorded cultural info about the people in our past, and their poems are prayers or stories about religious subject matter, histories about their politics and wars, the important organizing myths of their societies.