[poh-uh-see, -zee] /ˈpoʊ ə si, -zi/
noun, plural poesies.
the work or the art of poetic composition.
noun (pl) -sies
an archaic word for poetry
(poetic) the art of writing poetry
(archaic or poetic) a poem or verse, esp one used as a motto
late 14c., “poetry; poetic language and ideas; literature; a poem, a passage of poetry,” from Old French poesie (mid-14c.), from Vulgar Latin poesia (source of Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian poesia), from Latin poesis “poetry, a poem,” from Greek poesis “composition, poetry,” literally “a making, fabrication,” variant of poiesis, from poein, poiein “to make or compose” (see poet). Meaning “the art of poetry” is late 15c.
[poh-it] /ˈpoʊ ɪt/ noun 1. a person who composes . 2. a person who has the gift of thought, imagination, and creation, together with eloquence of expression. 1. . 2. poetical. 3. . /ˈpəʊɪt/ noun 1. a person who writes poetry 2. a person with great imagination and creativity n. early 14c., “a poet, a […]
[poh-it-as-ter] /ˈpoʊ ɪtˌæs tər/ noun 1. an inferior ; a writer of indifferent verse. /ˌpəʊɪˈtæstə; -ˈteɪ-/ noun 1. a writer of inferior verse n. 1590s, from Middle French poetastre (1550s), from Latin poeta (see poet) + -aster, diminutive (pejorative) suffix. Old Norse had skaldfifl “poetaster.”
[poh-i-tis] /ˈpoʊ ɪ tɪs/ noun 1. a woman who writes poetry. n. 1520s, from poet + -ess. Earlier fem. form was poetresse (early 15c.). Old Norse had skaldkona “poetess.”
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