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n. pl. po·e·sies
1. Poetical works; poetry.
2. The art or practice of composing poems.
[Middle English poesie, from Old French, from Latin poēsis, from Greek poiēsis, from poiein, to create; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -sies
1. (Poetry) an archaic word for poetry
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) poetic the art of writing poetry
3. (Poetry) archaic or poetic a poem or verse, esp one used as a motto
[C14: via Old French from Latin poēsis, from Greek, from poiēsis poetic art, creativity, from poiein to make]
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po•e•sy(ˈpoʊ ə si, -zi)
n., pl. -sies.
a. a poem or verse used as a motto.
b. a poem.
[1300–50; Middle English poesie < Middle French < Latin poēsis < Greek poíēsis fabrication, poetic art; see poet, -sis]
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1. Archaic. poetry.See also: Verse
2. Obsolete, a poem.
2. Obsolete, a poem.
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Poesypoems collectively, c. 1300; a bunch of flowers; a nosegay, 1572.
Example: poesy of flowers, 1629.
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|Noun||1.||poesy - literature in metrical form |
epos - a body of poetry that conveys the traditions of a society by treating some epic theme
Erin - an early name of Ireland that is now used in poetry
lyric - write lyrics for (a song)
relyric - write new lyrics for (a song)
tag - supply (blank verse or prose) with rhymes
alliterate - use alliteration as a form of poetry
poetise, poetize, verse, versify - compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga"
metrify - compose in poetic meter; "The bard metrified his poems very precisely"
sonnet - compose a sonnet
sonnet - praise in a sonnet
scan - conform to a metrical pattern
lyric - of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses emotion (often in a songlike way); "lyric poetry"
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