po·​et·​ics | \ pō-ˈe-tiks How to pronounce poetics (audio) \

Definition of poetics

1a : a treatise on poetry or aesthetics
b or less commonly poetic \ pō-​ˈe-​tik How to pronounce poetic (audio) \ : poetic theory or practice also : a particular theory of poetry or sometimes other literary forms a feminist poetics
2 : poetic feelings or utterances

First Known Use of poetics

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Poetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poetics. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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