Poetry meaning

pō'ĭ-trē
Poetry is a style of writing that uses a formal organization and that is often divided up into lines or stanzas, or it refers to something beautiful.

An example of poetry is the works of Robert Frost.

An example of poetry is a beautiful song.

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The act or practice of composing poems.
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A quality that suggests poetry, as in grace, beauty, or harmony.

The poetry of the dancer's movements.

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The essence or characteristic quality of a poem.
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Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns.
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The art, theory, or structure of poems.
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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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Prose that resembles a poem in some respect, as in vivid imagery or rhythmic sound.
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Poems; poetical works.
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The class of literature comprising poems.
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A poet's literary production.
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Literature written in meter; verse.
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Origin of poetry

  • Middle English poetrie from Old French from Medieval Latin poētria from Latin poēta poet poet
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French poetrie, from Latin poetria, from Ancient Greek ποίησις (poiesis, “poetry"), from ποιέω (poieō, “I make, do, create").
    From Wiktionary