Definition of Poetry. Meaning of Poetry. Synonyms of Poetry

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Definition of Poetry

Poetry
Poetry Po"et*ry, n. [OF. poeterie. See Poet.] 1. The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language. --Coleridge. 2. Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry. ``The planetlike music of poetry.' --Sir P. Sidney. She taketh most delight In music, instruments, and poetry. --Shak.

Meaning of Poetry from wikipedia

- Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Gr**** term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such...
- Lyric poetry is a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person. The term derives from a form...
- understand to understand themselves as a people or nation.Another type of epic poetry is epyllion (plural: epyllia), which is a brief narrative poem with a romantic...
- A poetry slam is a competition in which poets perform spoken word poetry. Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984 with its first competition designed to...
- Narrative poetry is a form of poetry that tells a story, often making the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written...
- Wikimedia Commons has media related to Limerick poetry....
- Prose poetry is poetry written in prose instead of using verse but preserving poetic qualities such as heightened imagery, parataxis and emotional effects...
- Romantic poetry is the poetry of the Romantic era, an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of...
- In poetry, metre is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse metre, or a certain...
- anthologies became an important part of poetry publishing for a number of reasons. For English poetry, the Georgian poetry series was trend-setting; it showed...
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