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
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.
Don Ross has self-published two books about his son's disappearance and writes poetry about Jesse.
Over the years, Ruth wrote or co-wrote 14 books, many of them works of poetry.
Monday Open Mic Night: Teens can sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a story, read poetry or more during Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Monday at the Riverwalk Amphitheater, located at the corner of West Jackson Avenue and South Eagle Street.
The beverage menu reads like a book of poetry, with cocktails like the Chrysler, Rum Service and Mistress described with eloquent flourishes that draw you in.
One Poem during a vigil that was accompanied by the poetry itself illuminated upon The Betsy’s Poetry Rail and Orb.
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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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