[poh-et-iks] /poʊˈɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
literary criticism treating of the nature and laws of poetry.
the study of prosody.
a treatise on poetry.
(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
possessing the qualities or charm of :
poetic descriptions of nature.
of or relating to a or .
characteristic of or befitting a :
poetic feeling; poetic insight.
endowed with the faculty or feeling of a :
a poetic eulogist.
having or showing the sensibility of a :
a poetic lover.
of or relating to :
of the nature of or resembling :
a poetic composition; poetic drama; poetic imagination.
celebrated in , as a place.
providing a subject for .
of or relating to literature in verse form.
noun (usually functioning as sing)
the principles and forms of poetry or the study of these, esp as a form of literary criticism
a treatise on poetry
of or relating to poetry
characteristic of poetry, as in being elevated, sublime, etc
characteristic of a poet
recounted in verse
1520s, from poet + -ic, or else from or influenced by Middle French poetique (c.1400), from Latin poeticus, from Greek poietikos “pertaining to poetry,” literally “creative, productive,” from poietos “made,” verbal adjective of poiein “to make” (see poet). Related: Poetics (1727). Poetic justice “ideal justice as portrayed in plays and stories” is from 1670s. Poetic license attested by 1733.
Earlier adjective was poetical (late 14c.); also obsolete poetly (mid-15c.). Related: Poetically (early 15c.).
[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 […]
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