- [P-] a famous treatise on poetic drama by Aristotle
- the theory or structure of poetry
- a treatise on this
- the poetic theory or practice of a specific poet
nounused with a sing. or pl. verb
- Literary criticism that deals with the nature, forms, and laws of poetry.
- A treatise on or study of poetry or aesthetics.
- The practice of writing poetry; poetic composition.
From the Poetics of Aristotle