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Definitions of poetry

  1. literature in metrical form Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The art of expressing in melodious words the creations of feeling and imagination: utterance in song: metrical composition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Composition in verse; imaginative composition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Beautiful thought in rime or metrical language. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The art of giving clear and rhythmic expression to ideal forms, which have been conceived in the fantasy with more or less of passion of soul and penetrative insight into reality; any composition, whether in verse or prose, which is at once nobly fervid and vividly imaginative; metrical composition; verse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The embodiment of high thoughts and pure emotions in a measured musical flow of words; striking thoughts, picturesque situations, and generally the full play of the imagination expressed in metrical compositions; prose composition expressed in the vivid language of the imagination and of the feelings; verse; rhyme; metrical compositions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for poetry

  1. Are you fond of poetry Miss Heron? – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  2. There is little danger of making poetry that is good enough to be given as poetry do the work of information- teaching. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
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