Definition of Poetics

1. Noun. Study of poetic works.

Generic synonyms: Literary Study
Specialized synonyms: Metrics, Prosody



Definition of Poetics

1. n. The principles and rules of the art of poetry.

Definition of Poetics

1. Noun. (philosophy literature) The theory of poetry, or of literature in general ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poetics

1. poetic theory or practice [n]

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poetics (current term)
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Literary usage of Poetics

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1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"THE CONCEPT OF IMAGINATION IN SANSKRIT poetics JOGESH CHANDRA BHATTACHARYA While discussing any principle of literary creation we may 'go over to Sanskrit ..."

2. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"The "sudden" seems indeed to be directly due to Maggi, a critic who will be presently mentioned with other commentators on the poetics. ..."

3. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"'Goethe; remarks that the "poetics" has almost always done harm when interpreted ... Yet even when thus interpreted the " poetics " contains so much that is ..."

4. Life of Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484-1558): Transactions, APS by Vernon Hall (2007)
"THE poetics From the very immensity of the work we may be sure that much of ... time in his later years was spent on the composition of his poetics. ..."

5. A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance by Joel Elias Spingarn (1908)
"... account of the commentators 011 Aristotle's poetics up to 1586. The passage is cited from an unpublished Ms. at Florence (Cod. ..."

6. Lessing by James Sime (1877)
"I do not," he says of the " poetics,"J " hesitate to confess (even if I ... The cause of his deep faith in the " poetics " was that its laws are based upon ..."

7. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1900)
"<<The <poetics> of Aristotle," writes Professor Morley in his preface to the translation here given complete, <<is a book which has been honored by all ..."

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