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...
- 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...
- A poetry slam is a competition in which poets of all ages perform spoken word poetry. Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984 with its first competition...
- In poetry, metre (British) or meter (American; see spelling differences) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional...
- 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...
- "Pagan Poetry" is a song recorded by Icelandic singer Björk for her fourth album, Vespertine. It was released as the second single from the album on 5...
- established in Punjabi poetry, Sindhi poetry, Arabic poetry and mostly Persian poetry have had an enormous influence on Sufi poetry throughout the Islamic...
- Confessional poetry or "Confessionalism" is a style of poetry that emerged in the United States during the 1950s. It has been described as poetry of the personal...
- Concrete poetry is an arrangement of linguistic elements in which the typographical effect is more important in conveying meaning than verbal significance...
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