Definition of Poetic license

1. Noun. License used by a writer or artist to heighten the effect of their work.

Generic synonyms: Licence, License



Definition of Poetic license

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of poetic licence) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poetic License

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poetesses
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poetic license (current term)
poetic rhythm
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Literary usage of Poetic license

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1. A Practical Grammar of the English Language by Thomas Wadleigh Harvey (1878)
"poetic license. poetic license is an indulgence in the use of peculiar Words, forms, ... I.—poetic license permits the use of antiquated words and phrases, ..."

2. An Introduction to Poetry: For Students of English Literature by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1909)
"... perhaps notice that the style of poetry is not infrequently marked by irregularities which together go under the name of . . , , , , , • poetic license, ..."

3. A Practical Grammar of the English Language by Thomas Wadleigh Harvey (1878)
"poetic license. poetic license is an indulgence in the use of peculiar Words, forms, ... I.—poetic license permits the use of antiquated words and phrases, ..."

4. An Introduction to Poetry: For Students of English Literature by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1909)
"... perhaps notice that the style of poetry is not infrequently marked by irregularities which together go under the name of . . , , , , , • poetic license, ..."

5. Verse Writing: A Practical Handbook for College Classes and Private Guidance by William Herbert Carruth (1917)
"... poetic license WHEN certain ill-defined liberties in speech are indulged in by the writer or speaker of prose, it is not uncommon to excuse them as ..."

6. The Principles of English Grammar: Comprising the Substance of the Most by Peter Bullions (1850)
"poetic license. I. The first species of poetic license consists in an arrangement of words different from what is ..."

7. Woman as Decoration by Emily Burbank (1917)
"The artist nature has always assumed poetic license in the matter of dress, and as a rule defied custom, to follow an inborn feeling for beauty. ..."

8. Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy Land by John Lloyd Stephens (1853)
"A New Project.—The Tomb of Aaron.—An Alarm.— Descent of the Mountain.—An awkward Meeting.—poetic license.— All's Well that Ends Well.—Unexpected Dignities. ..."

9. An Analytical and Practical Grammar of the English Language by Peter Bullions (1859)
"... to muse oier flood and fell; To slowly trace the forest^ shady scenes." 6. A common poetic license consists in employing or and nor in- ..."

10. Old New York: Or, Reminiscences of the Past Sixty Years. Being an Enlarged by John Wakefield Francis (1858)
"... more striking instances of poetic license than I have often listened to, at these patriotic festivals. I give a verse from one of these most popular ..."

11. Verse Writing: A Practical Handbook for College Classes and Private Guidance by William Herbert Carruth (1917)
"... poetic license WHEN certain ill-defined liberties in speech are indulged in by the writer or speaker of prose, it is not uncommon to excuse them as ..."

12. The Principles of English Grammar: Comprising the Substance of the Most by Peter Bullions (1850)
"poetic license. I. The first species of poetic license consists in an arrangement of words different from what is ..."

13. Woman as Decoration by Emily Burbank (1917)
"The artist nature has always assumed poetic license in the matter of dress, and as a rule defied custom, to follow an inborn feeling for beauty. ..."

14. Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy Land by John Lloyd Stephens (1853)
"A New Project.—The Tomb of Aaron.—An Alarm.— Descent of the Mountain.—An awkward Meeting.—poetic license.— All's Well that Ends Well.—Unexpected Dignities. ..."

15. An Analytical and Practical Grammar of the English Language by Peter Bullions (1859)
"... to muse oier flood and fell; To slowly trace the forest^ shady scenes." 6. A common poetic license consists in employing or and nor in- ..."

16. Old New York: Or, Reminiscences of the Past Sixty Years. Being an Enlarged by John Wakefield Francis (1858)
"... more striking instances of poetic license than I have often listened to, at these patriotic festivals. I give a verse from one of these most popular ..."

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