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"), also called verse, is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language...
- '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...
- Pre-Islamic poetry at its height as the Arabic language emerges as a literary language. 'Abid ibn al-Abras, (d. 554) Samaw'al ibn 'Adiya (d. c. 560) 'Alqama...
- Modern lyric poetry is a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person. It is not equivalent...
- Romantic poetry is the poetry of the Romantic era, an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of...
- Digital poetry is a form of electronic literature, displaying a wide range of approaches to poetry, with a prominent and crucial use of computers. Digital...
- is part of the List of years in poetry Centuries in poetry: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century Decades in poetry: 600s 610s 620s 630s 640s 650s 660s...
- In poetry, metre (Commonwealth spelling) or meter (American spelling; see spelling differences) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in...
- A poetry slam is a competitive art event in which poets perform spoken word poetry before a live audience and a panel of judges. While formats can vary...
- Jazz poetry has been defined as poetry that "demonstrates jazz-like rhythm or the feel of improvisation" and also as poetry that takes jazz music, musicians...