Definition of Poetry

1. Noun. Literature in metrical form.




2. Noun. Any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling.
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Derivative terms: Poetic, Poetic, Poetic, Poetical, Poetical

Definition of Poetry

1. n. The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression.

Definition of Poetry

1. Noun. The class of literature comprising poems. ¹

2. Noun. Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns. ¹

3. Noun. A poet's literary production ¹

4. Noun. A 'poetical' quality, artistic and/or artfull, which appeals or stirs the imagination, in any medium ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poetry

1. literary work in metrical form [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poetry

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poetiser
poetisers
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poetizer
poetizers
poetizes
poetizing
poetless
poetlike
poetries
poetry (current term)
poetry in motion
poetry slam
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poets laureate
poetship
poetships
poffertjes
poffle
poffles
pogey
pogeys

Literary usage of Poetry

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1. Lectures on the British Poets by Henry Reed (1860)
"LECTURES ON ENGLISH poetry. LECTURE I. Object of the course—poetry the eminence of literature—The history of literature illustrated by general history and ..."

2. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"poetry is one of those largest and most precious growths, ... poetry therefore must be native to America. The argument would do credit to Henry Thomas ..."

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