Definition of poetry
2 : writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm
3a : something likened to poetry especially in beauty of expressionb : poetic quality or aspect the poetry of dance
Examples of poetry in a Sentence
I read the poem in a collection of modern poetry.
She's published two books of lyric poetry and a novel.
He found it easiest to express himself in the language of poetry.
Her dancing is pure poetry.
Recent Examples of poetry from the Web
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Cultural Heritage Festival SAT Multicultural festival with traditional dance, music, poetry, fashion show, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Shorewood High School Auditorium, 17300 Fremont Ave.
His habitual thought makes all his poetry a hymn to the Cause of causes, the Spirit which vivifies and controls his own.
His poetry could be deeply critical of the changing times.
His work is filled with observations about the creation of art, the intersection of poetry and peace, and the striking scenes of everyday life.
That means that trying to do actual day-to-day Web work (or any work, really) does not particularly inspire poetry.
The logo features a series of slides depicting Hugo's most important work, including Les Mis, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the poetry collection Les Contemplations.
Painting and drawing remained as a hobby and influenced her poetry throughout her life.
Dorothea Lasky is the author of the forthcoming book of poems Milk (Wave Books), as well as several other poetry collections, including ROME (Liveright, W.W. Norton).
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First Known Use of poetry
POETRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poetry for English Language Learners
: the writings of a poet : poems
: something that is very beautiful or graceful
POETRY Defined for Kids
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