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Programs that offer a form of therapy which encourages individuals with mental, physical or developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, chronic health conditions or other problems to express and understand their feelings and the feelings of others by reading and writing poetry as part of their individual or group treatment. The poem may be a published work or one created by the patient, and poetic devices, such as rhythm, image and metaphor contribute to the therapeutic effect.
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