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1Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.‘he is chiefly famous for his love poetry’
poems, verse, verses, versification, metrical composition, rhythmical composition, rhymes, rhyming, balladryView synonyms
- ‘The same question can therefore be raised in relation to the whole genre of poetry.’
- ‘She isn't always forcing the subjects of her poetry into metaphors about alienation.’
- ‘Women also bring to poetry or other genres of literature a whole new area of experience and vision.’
- ‘For as well as a term relevant to expressive theories of poetry, voice is a narratological concept.’
- ‘This book has tremendous appeal to the literary students of poetry and to teachers.’
- ‘It deals with the time factor employed in or between lines or units or strophes of poetry.’
- ‘I was brought up with the idea that poetry should rhyme; shape poems and the like were unheard of.’
- ‘His father, also called Michael, instilled in his son a love of Irish poetry and ballads.’
- ‘It's a story of American culture in transition, of music in the air, of politics and of art, of literature and of poetry.’
- ‘Many students would be happier if poetry was poetry, and criticism was criticism.’
- ‘His love poetry takes a different line from that of his contemporaries.’
- ‘In the classical set of genres, poetry was epic or lyric according to the degree in which the poet's direct voice was heard.’
- ‘The emphasis here is on how Donne's love poetry becomes an apology of verse itself.’
- ‘Literature is a masculinist invention; poetry in particular is a spectacular form of male display.’
- ‘Drama, literature, and poetry all work out ideas of standards of behaviour and their consequences.’
- ‘The poetry and literature was often a mirror of how the king and the aristocracy who surrounded him liked to think of themselves.’
- ‘It is founded on the French tradition of the dream as a vehicle for love poetry.’
- ‘Do you think that poetry is still valid as a form of personal expression?’
- ‘Because he did not have any formal education in art, his aesthetic ideas derived from poetry and literature.’
- ‘Had Surrey never written a line of poetry, his life would still be worth recounting.’
- 1.1 A quality of beauty and intensity of emotion regarded as characteristic of poems.‘poetry and fire are nicely balanced in the music’
- ‘All the songs are just about music without any of the poetry that can often seem at odds with the raw emotion of the sounds and rhythm.’
- ‘Dialogue is used to develop character rather than further action and has an inherent poetry to it.’
- ‘So all of those things are very comforting and delightful and poetry is at the heart of them.’
- ‘Yellow shirts create poetry in motion by bringing order to the carefully choreographed ballet on the carrier flight deck.’
- ‘The passion was still there, the anger was still there, the poetry and the beauty and the sense of mission were all still there.’
- ‘This has far more beauty and poetry and poignancy and soul than we were expecting from the property.’
- ‘The other problem is that while the play pushes all the right emotional buttons, it does so without poetry or flair.’
- ‘This is largely the failing of a vapid script that lacks both strong characterisations and poetry.’
- ‘Sokurov's drama has a haunting quality to it and moments of poetry found in the simplest of shots.’
- 1.2 Something regarded as comparable to poetry in its beauty.‘the music department is housed in a building that is pure poetry’
- ‘To some it's as mundane as plumbing, but to me the connection of A to B is pure poetry.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin poetria, from Latin poeta ‘poet’. In early use the word sometimes referred to creative literature in general.
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