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.
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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