Poetry

Definition of Poetry

Po´et`ry
n.1.The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression.
For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.
- Coleridge.
2.Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry.
She taketh most delight
In music, instruments, and poetry.
- Shak.

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Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Bragi, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Erato, Euterpe, Helicon, Hippocrene, Muse, Parnassus, Pierian Spring, Pierides, Polyhymnia, afflatus, creative imagination, ease, elegance, facility, fire of genius, flow, fluency, grace, gracefulness, inspiration, metrics, poesy, poetic genius, rune, smoothness, song, the Muses, verse, versification
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