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
One Poem during a vigil that was accompanied by the poetry itself illuminated upon The Betsy’s Poetry Rail and Orb.
This is better than Kurt Loder going after Jewel's poetry, and why?
Coinciding with the beginning of Juneteenth KC’s slate of citywide events, the Nelson festival will feature live music, artist demonstrations, poetry and a commemoration of the museum’s 1980 exhibit of the actual Emancipation Proclamation.
His finest moments came during more quiet, intimate sections, finding the poetry in Brahms, but never crossing over into sentimentality.
This definition includes poetry, screenplays, detective novels, sports writing, songwriting, advertising, and stand-up comedy.
The June 2-3 event will feature more than 50 authors whose books cover a range of genres, including contemporary and historical fiction, nonfiction, self-help, inspirational, poetry, academics and children’s.
This was poetry in motion, Davis sustaining an unmistakable line even amid fleetly nimble passagework.
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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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