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\. : the writings of a poet : poems. :
something that is very beautiful or graceful. Take a 2-minute break to test your ...
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 »
Sep 8, 2013 ... Other poets have attempted to interpret “what is deeply felt and is essentially
unsayable.” Here are a few brief definitions of poetry by famous ...
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 ...
Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning,
sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response.
Feb 2, 2014 ... That is a minimal definition but perhaps not altogether uninformative. It may be all
that ought to be attempted in the way of a definition: Poetry is ...