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Poetry Definition

Archaic word for poetry. Shelley uses it in the first stanza of his long poem The Mask of Anarchy.

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Standard Definition

[n] literature in metrical form

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poetry - (3 syllables), verse - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Po"e*sy\, n. [F. po['e]sie (cf. It. poesia), L. poesis, from Gr. ?. from ? to make. Cf. {Posy}.]
1. The art of composing poems; poetical skill or faculty; as, the heavenly gift of poesy. --Shak.
2. Poetry; metrical composition; poems. Music and poesy used to quicken you. --Shak.
3. A short conceit or motto engraved on a ring or other thing; a posy. --Bacon.

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