the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.
literary work in metrical form; verse.
qualities however manifested: the poetry of simple acts and things.
spirit or feeling: The pianist played the prelude with poetry.
Ancient attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses
of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy. Later attempts concentrated ...
noun po·et·ry \ˈpō-ə-trē, -i-trē also ˈpȯ(-)i-trē\. Simple Definition of poetry. : the
writings of a poet : poems. : something that is very beautiful or graceful.
1Literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by
the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of ...
Wordsworth defined poetry
as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings;" Emily Dickinson said, "If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I know that is poetry
;" and Dylan Thomas defined poetry
this way: "Poetry
is what makes me laugh... More »
a. Poems regarded as forming a division of literature. b. The poetic works of a
given author, group, nation, or kind. 3. Literature written in meter; verse. 4.
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 ...
A verbal composition designed to convey experiences, ideas, or emotions in a
vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen for its ...
Attempts to define poetry. Poetry is the other way of using language. Perhaps in
some hypothetical beginning of things it was the only way of using language or ...
Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning,
sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response.