poetical


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po·et·i·cal

 (pō-ĕt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Poetic.
2. Fancifully depicted or embellished; idealized.

po·et′i·cal·ly adv.
po·et′i·cal·ness, po·et′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.poetical - of or relating to poetry; "poetic works"; "a poetic romance"
2.poetical - characteristic of or befitting poetry; "poetic diction"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"

poetical

adjective
Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of poetry:
Translations

poetical

[pəʊˈetɪkəl] ADJpoético
References in classic literature ?
This great work, in fact, is to be regarded as poetical, only when, losing sight of that vital requisite in all works of Art, Unity, we view it merely as a series of minor poems.
All the members of that family, especially the feminine half, were pictured by him, as it were, wrapped about with a mysterious poetical veil, and he not only perceived no defects whatever in them, but under the poetical veil that shrouded them he assumed the existence of the loftiest sentiments and every possible perfection.
Now, that he was up, and looking about him, he had an opportunity of perceiving that his mistress was offended, and that he had somewhat overdone the sublime, poetical and affecting.
abandoned, as we said, in the new edition) of his poetical writings.
Nietzsche tells us here, in a poetical form, how deeply grieved he was by the manifold misinterpretations and misunderstandings which were becoming rife concerning his publications.
This madcap quest of mine, was it not understood between us from the beginning to be a fantastic whim, a poetical wild-goose chase, conceived entirely as an excuse for being some time in each other's company?
The origin of the Chinese tone is not a poetical one, but is undoubtedly due to the necessity of having some distinguishing method of accentuation in a language which only contains about four hundred different sounds.
Amongst other things they spoke of the middle ages: some praised that period as far more interesting, far more poetical than our own too sober present; indeed Councillor Knap defended this opinion so warmly, that the hostess declared immediately on his side, and both exerted themselves with unwearied eloquence.
The march of mechanical invention is driving everything poetical before it.
If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky; in the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove's high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.
That our work, therefore, might be in no danger of being likened to the labours of these historians, we have taken every occasion of interspersing through the whole sundry similes, descriptions, and other kind of poetical embellishments.
Speaking in confidence, for I should not like to have my words repeated to the tragedians and the rest of the imitative tribe-- but I do not mind saying to you, that all poetical imitations are ruinous to the understanding of the hearers, and that the knowledge of their true nature is the only antidote to them.