Definition of poetry
- the poetry of dance
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.
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: the writings of a poet : poems
: something that is very beautiful or graceful
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