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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Maybe it's the director's poetic license, but that is not how I reacted," he said.
Monet: Itinerant of Light takes some mild poetic license for the sake of storytelling, and is not intended to be a strictly historic biography, yet its candid and essentially accurate depiction of Monet's life reveals the human side of a legendary classical artist.
The Spirit Zone will play host to local gins and spirits from Poetic License, Lakes Distillery, Durham Gin, Alnwick Gin, Temperance, Hepple Gin and more, with a range of free mixers from Fever Tree.
He includes patent drawings with the inventor stories, to which he also adds an imagined narrative of a day in each inventor's life, a little poetic license to help bring each one to life.
Poetic License currently crafts two gins and a vodka, which are all individually bottled, wrapped and labelled by hand.
The use of the word 'compelling' in the resolution is just poetic license to show to the mayor the sincerest aspirations of his party mates.
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.
At the same time, he is reluctant to take too much poetic license.