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Poesy Definition

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

Poetry taken collectively. The art of writing poetry. 


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


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[n] literature in metrical form

Synonyms

poetry, verse

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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