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Meaning of poetry by Wiktionary Dictionary

Poetry


    Etymology

    From Ancient Greek ποίησις ( poiesis, “poetry” ), from ποιέω ( poieō, “I make, do, create” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: AmE [ˈpʰoʊ̯.ətˌɹi], BrE [ˈpɘʊʷɘtɹɪ]

    Noun

    poetry ( uncountable )

    1. The class of literature comprising poems .
    2. Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns .
    3. A poet's literary production
    4. A 'poetical' quality, artistic and/or artfull, which appeals or stirs the imagination, in any medium
      That 'Swan Lake' choreography is poetry in motion, fitting the musical poetry of Tchaikovski's divine score well beyond the literary inspiration

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Explanation of poetry by Wordnet Dictionary

Poetry


    Noun
    1. literature in metrical form

    2. any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling