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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. The class of literature comprising poems.
  2. Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns.
  3. A poet's literary production.
  4. An artistic quality that appeals to or stirs the imagination, in any medium.
    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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