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See also: poëtry
- poëtry (archaic)
From Middle English poetrye, poetrie, a borrowing from Old French pöeterie, pöetrie, from Medieval Latin poētria, from poēta (“poet”), from Ancient Greek ποιητής (poiētḗs, “poet; author; maker”). Displaced native Old English lēoþcræft.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊɪtɹi/, [ˈpəʊʷətɹɪ]
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊətɹi/, [ˈpʰoʊ̯.ətˌɹi]
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- Hyphenation: po‧et‧ry
- Literature composed in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns and rhythm.
- A poet's literary production.
- (figuratively) An artistic quality that appeals to or evokes the emotions, in any medium; something having such a quality.
- That 'Swan Lake' choreography is poetry in motion, fitting the musical poetry of Tchaikovski's divine score well beyond the literary inspiration.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:poetry.
literature composed in verse
a poet's literary production
poetical quality, artistic and/or artful, which appeals or stirs the imagination
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