license or liberty taken by a poet, prose writer, or other artist in deviating from rule, conventional form, logic, or fact, in order to produce a desired effect.
See artistic license
Also, artistic license. The liberty taken by a writer or artist in deviating from conventional form or fact to achieve an effect. For example, I’ve never seen grass or a tree of that color; but that’s artistic license. [ Late 1700s ]
[poh-et-iks] /poʊˈɛt ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. literary criticism treating of the nature and laws of poetry. 2. the study of prosody. 3. a treatise on poetry. 4. (initial capital letter, italics) a treatise or collection of notes on aesthetics (4th century b.c.) by Aristotle. [poh-et-ik] /poʊˈɛt ɪk/ adjective, Also, poetical 1. […]
[poh-i-tahyz] /ˈpoʊ ɪˌtaɪz/ verb (used without object), poetized, poetizing. 1. to write poetry. verb (used with object), poetized, poetizing. 2. to express poetically: to poetize a story. 3. to make or treat as poetic; poeticize: to poetize reality.
noun, plural poets laureate. 1. (in Great Britain) a poet appointed for life as an officer of the royal household, formerly expected to write poems in celebration of court and national events. 2. a poet recognized or acclaimed as the most eminent or representative of a country or locality. 3. (formerly) a poet whose efforts […]
[poh-i-tree] /ˈpoʊ ɪ tri/ noun 1. the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts. 2. literary work in metrical form; verse. 3. prose with qualities. 4. qualities however manifested: the poetry of simple acts and things. 5. spirit or feeling: The pianist played the prelude with […]