This article attempts to highlight some major qualities of poetry, basic modes of expression in poetry and its features. A number of poetic lines from multifarious poems composed by varied poets have been presented as a sample to discern the diverse qualities of English poetry. The major objective of this article is to familiarize the readers with the qualities of poetry for pleasure and better understanding of its themes and intended messages. Presentation, illustration and explanation of poetic lines that hint at the main qualities of poetry of English are executed as a method for discerning the major qualities of poetry. This article is considered to be useful to those who are interested in studying English poetry. It is concluded that better understanding of qualities of poetry leads the readers to the better understanding of poetry.