Here is a timeline diagram about the development of lyrics in the world, from which you can see there are 8 phrases for developing the lyrics and poetry. Lyric poetry expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet. Usually, people through lyrics to express their feelings for love, sadness, and more. Lyric poetry is poetry sung to the lyre, but that was not a fresh development since epic poetry also had lyre accompaniment. Check more details from this poetry lyric development timeline diagram.