poetry

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From French poetrie, from Latin poetria, from Ancient Greek ποίησις (poíēsis, poetry), from ποιέω (poiéō, I make, do, create).

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poetry (usually uncountable, plural poetries)

  1. The class of literature comprising poems.
  2. Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns.
  3. A poet's literary production
  4. A 'poetical' quality, artistic and/or artfull, which appeals or stirs the imagination, in any medium
    That 'Swan Lake' choreography is poetry in motion, fitting the musical poetry of Tchaikovski's divine score well beyond the literary inspiration

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