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po·et·ic

 (pō-ĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to poetry: poetic works.
2. Having a quality or style characteristic of poetry: poetic diction.
3. Suitable as a subject for poetry: a poetic romance.
4. Of, relating to, or befitting a poet: poetic insight.
5. Characterized by romantic imagery: "Turner's vision of the rainbow ... was poetic, and he knew it" (Lawrence Gowing).
n.
The theory or practice of writing poetry; poetics.

[Latin poēticus, from Greek poiētikos, inventive, from poiein, to make; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

poetic

(pəʊˈɛtɪk) or

poetical

adj
1. (Poetry) of or relating to poetry
2. (Poetry) characteristic of poetry, as in being elevated, sublime, etc
3. (Poetry) characteristic of a poet
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) recounted in verse
poˈetically adv

po•et•ic

(poʊˈɛt ɪk)

adj. Also, po•et′i•cal.
1. of the nature of or resembling poetry; possessing the qualities of poems.
2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a poet or poetry.
3. having or showing the sensibility of a poet.
4. of or pertaining to literature in verse form.
n.
[1520–30; < Latin < Greek]
po•et′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.poetic - of or relating to poetry; "poetic works"; "a poetic romance"
2.poetic - characterized by romantic imagery; "Turner's vision of the rainbow...was poetic"
figurative, nonliteral - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"
3.poetic - of or relating to poets; "poetic insight"
4.poetic - characteristic of or befitting poetry; "poetic diction"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"

poetic

adjective
1. figurative, creative, lyric, symbolic, lyrical, rhythmic, rhythmical, songlike Heidegger's interest in the poetic, evocative uses of language
2. lyrical, lyric, rhythmic, elegiac, rhythmical, metrical There's a very rich poetic tradition in Gaelic.

poetic

adjective
Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of poetry:
Translations
شِعْري
básnický
digterisk
pjesničkipoetski
költõi
skáldlegur, ljóîrænn
básnický
pesniški
şiirsel

poetic

[pəʊˈetɪk]
A. ADJpoético
B. CPD poetic justice Njusticia f divina
poetic licence, poetic license (US) Nlicencia f poética

poetic

[pəʊˈɛtɪk] adj
[work, tradition, language] → poétique
(= beautiful) → poétiquepoet laureate [ˌpəʊɪtˈlɒriət] npoète m lauréat poète nommé par la couronne britannique, dont le rôle est de composer des vers pour les grands événements officiels

poetic

adjpoetisch; talent, ability alsodichterisch; place, charmstimmungsvoll, malerisch; poetic beauty (visual) → malerische Schönheit; (of thought, scene in play etc)poetische Schönheit; he’s not at all poeticer hat überhaupt keinen Sinn für Poesie; he became poeticer wurde poetisch or lyrisch

poetic

[pəʊˈɛtɪk] adjpoetico/a

poet

(ˈpouit) feminine ˈpoet ~ˈpoetess noun
a person who writes poems.
poetic (pouˈetik) adjective
of, like, or suitable for, a poem. a poetic expression.
poˈetically adverb
ˈpoetry noun
1. poems in general. He writes poetry.
2. the art of composing poems. Poetry comes naturally to some people.
References in classic literature ?
In the collected edition the poems are printed with the dates, so far as can be ascertained, in the order of their composition--an arrangement which has indisputable recommendations for the student of Wordsworth's genius; though the former method of distributing his work into large groups of subject had its value, as throwing light upon his poetic motives, and more especially as coming from himself.
Morley has dwelt strongly on the circumstance of Wordsworth's remarkable personal happiness, as having had much to do with the physiognomy of his poetic creation--a calm, irresistible, well-being--almost mystic in character, and yet doubtless [93] connected with physical conditions.
For there is no common term we could apply to the mimes of Sophron and Xenarchus and the Socratic dialogues on the one hand; and, on the other, to poetic imitations in iambic, elegiac, or any similar metre.
IN speaking of the Poetic Principle, I have no design to be either thorough or profound.
We have taken it into our heads that to write a poem simply for the poem's sake, and to acknowledge such to have been our design, would be to confess ourselves radically wanting in the true poetic dignity and force:--but the simple fact is that would we but permit ourselves to look into our own souls we should immediately there discover that under the sun there neither exists nor can exist any work more thoroughly dignified, more supremely noble, than this very poem, this poem per se, this poem which is a poem and nothing more, this poem written solely for the poem's sake.
Such a poetry could not be permanently successful, because the subjects of which it treats -- if susceptible of poetic treatment at all -- were certainly not suited for epic treatment, where unity of action which will sustain interest, and to which each part should contribute, is absolutely necessary.
On the left of his great leader sat the poetic Snodgrass, and near him again the sporting Winkle; the former poetically enveloped in a mysterious blue cloak with a canine-skin collar, and the latter communicating additional lustre to a new green shooting-coat, plaid neckerchief, and closely-fitted drabs.
Poetic fame was dear to the heart of his friend Snodgrass; the fame of conquest was equally dear to his friend Tupman; and the desire of earning fame in the sports of the field, the air, and the water was uppermost in the breast of his friend Winkle.
For the ultimate force in the universe of these fighters and their poets (in spite of certain Christian touches inserted by later poetic editors before the poem crystallized into its present form) is Wyrd, the Fate of the Germanic peoples, cold as their own winters and the bleak northern sea, irresistible, despotic, and unmoved by sympathy for man.
But the barbaric vividness and power of the poem give it much more than a merely historical interest; and the careful reader cannot fail to realize that it is after all the product of a long period of poetic development.
I concentrated my thoughts on Venice; I stimulated my imagination with poetic memories, and strove to feel myself present in Venice, as I had felt myself present in Prague.
Something in him had suddenly changed; there was no longer the former poetic and mystic charm of desire, but there was pity for her feminine and childish weakness, fear at her devotion and trustfulness, and an oppressive yet joyful sense of the duty that now bound him to her forever.