poetic license


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poetic license

n.
The liberty taken by an artist or a writer in deviating from conventional form or fact to achieve a desired effect.

poet′ic li′cense


n.
license or liberty, esp. as taken by a poet or other writer, in deviating from conventional form, logic, fact, etc., to produce a desired effect.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.poetic license - license used by a writer or artist to heighten the effect of their work
licence, license - freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
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Using poetic license, he subordinates precision in speech to eloquence of expression so as to delight his audience.
Founded by a Lebanese spoken word artist and DJ who goes by the name "Madnomad," Poetic License grew out of an earlier series of poetry slams, competitive events in which participants' performances are rated against one another by audience members or judges.
The rhyme of the last line is a bit of a stretch, but I am hoping my poetic license covers it.
Poetic license is granted without request for sheer enjoyment of this delightful tall tale of impossibilities.
Tarn via Lindberg looks north to the Pole then devotes two pages of poetic license to explore the origin of primeval man, the age of ice, and human migration patterns.
I think it's also important to document the totality of it as objectively, realistically and completely as possible, with a minimum of poetic license and a devotion to detail, on a scale the average person can absorb.
Fresh writer/director LazRael Lison has taken his poetic license to enrich this cinematically told story with creeps and ghosts, scaring the heck out of the audience.
This is one I happily give in to--and not just in April; I carry a Poetic License issued by the Academy of American Poets.
Perhaps the blogs have taken poetic license too far, the neighborhood isn't 'trendy' enough to be abbreviated, or we're all too burnt out to learn more shorthand.
She admits using some poetic license with other elements of the plot.
About two-and-one-half years ago I attempted to help revive the languishing practice of newspaper poetry by establishing a regular Poetic License feature in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.