Languages can rely on either pitch, such as in Vedic Sanskrit or Ancient Greek, or tone.
English Romantic poet John Keats termed this escape from logic "Negative Capability".
qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
Poetry has a long history, dating back to the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh.
The methods for creating poetic rhythm vary across languages and between poetic traditions.
Languages are often described as having timing set primarily by accents, syllables, or moras, depending on how rhythm is established, though a language can be influenced by multiple approaches. Syllable-timed languages include Latin, Catalan, French, Leonese, Galician and Spanish.