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po·et·ics

 (pō-ĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. Literary criticism that deals with the nature, forms, and laws of poetry.
2. A treatise on or study of poetry or aesthetics.
3. The practice of writing poetry; poetic composition.

poetics

(pəʊˈɛtɪks)
n (usually functioning as singular)
1. (Poetry) the principles and forms of poetry or the study of these, esp as a form of literary criticism
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a treatise on poetry

po•et•ics

(poʊˈɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. literary criticism treating of the nature and laws of poetry.
2. the study of prosody.
3. a treatise on poetry.
[1720–30]

poetics

1. Lit. Crit. the nature and laws of poetry.
2. the study of prosody.
3. a treatise on poetry.
4. (cap.) a treatise or collection of lecture notes on aesthetics composed by Aristotle.
See also: Verse
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poetics - study of poetic works
literary study - the humanistic study of literature
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
Translations

poetics

[pəʊˈetɪks] NSINGpoética f

poetics

n singPoetik f
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