See also: poëtry

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From Middle English poetrye, poetrie, a borrowing from Old French pöeterie, pöetrie, from Medieval Latin poētria, from poēta (poet), from Ancient Greek ποιητής (poiētḗs, poet; author; maker).

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poetry (usually uncountable, plural poetries)

  1. Literature composed in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns and rhythm.
    Synonyms: poesy (archaic), verse
    Antonym: prose
  2. A poet's literary production.
  3. (figuratively) An artistic quality that appeals to or evokes the emotions, in any medium; something having such a quality.
    That 'Swan Lake' choreography is poetry in motion, fitting the musical poetry of Tchaikovski's divine score well beyond the literary inspiration.

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