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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Semitic Verse Catalogue Verse dates back to biblical times. The first evidence of this genre of poetry is in Hebrew text, Genesis 12. It is as the name suggests a list of names, things or places with something in common. It often offers parallels and makes use of anaphora creating a chant like tone. Many catalogue poems make reference to God, although that is not a requirement. The frame or structure is at the discretion of the poet.Today teachers often use this form as a classroom exercise, although they are likely to call it a List Poem. A variation o