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 (derived from the Gr**** poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics...
- 'epic' could refer to all poetry in dactylic hexameter (epea), which included not only Homer but also the wisdom poetry of Hesiod, the utterances of...
- Lyric poetry is a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person. It is not equivalent to song...
- A poetry slam is a competition arts event in which poets perform spoken word poetry before a live audience and a panel of judges. Culturally, poetry slams...
- Romantic poetry is the poetry of the Romantic era, an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of...
- In poetry, metre (Commonwealth spelling) or meter (American spelling; see spelling differences) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in...
- metrical feet. Dactyls are the metrical foot of Gr**** and Latin elegiac poetry, which followed a line of dactylic hexameter with dactylic pentameter. In...
- Early in his career, he published short stories and poetry and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry, before going on to publish travel writing, satire...
- 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...
- Performance poetry is poetry that is specifically composed for or during a performance before an audience. During the 1980s, the term came into po****r...
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