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po·et

 (pō′ĭt)
n.
1. A writer of poems.
2. One who is especially gifted in the perception and expression of the beautiful or lyrical: "[He] was the bard of the bird feeder, the poet of the small and homey" (Bill McKibben).

[Middle English, from Old French poete, from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs, maker, composer, from poiein, to create; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

poet

(ˈpəʊɪt) or sometimes when feminine

poetess

n
1. (Poetry) a person who writes poetry
2. a person with great imagination and creativity
[C13: from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs maker, poet, from poiein to make]

po•et

(ˈpoʊ ɪt)

n.
1. one who writes poetry.
2. one who displays imagination and sensitivity along with eloquent expression.
[1250–1300; Middle English poete < Latin poēta < Greek poiētḗs poet, literally, maker =poiē-, variant s. of poieîn to make + -tēs agent n. suffix]
po′et•like`, adj.

poet.

1. poetic.
2. poetry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
bard - a lyric poet
elegist - the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead
odist - a poet who writes odes
poetess - a woman poet
poet laureate - the poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain; "the poet laureate is expected to provide poems for great national occasions"
poet laureate - a poet who is unofficially regarded as holding an honorary position in a particular group or region; "she is the poet laureate of all lyricists"; "he is the poet laureate of Arkansas"
sonneteer - a poet who writes sonnets
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

poet

noun bard, rhymer, lyricist, lyric poet, versifier, maker (archaic), elegist the English poet William Blake see poetry
Quotations
"The poet is the priest of the invisible" [Wallace Stevens Adagia]
"A poet's hope: to be,"
"like some valley cheese,"
"local, but prized elsewhere" [W.H. Auden Shorts II]
"For that fine madness still he did retain"
"Which rightly should possess a poet's brain" [Michael Drayton To Henry Reynolds, of Poets and Poesy]
"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal" [T.S. Eliot The Sacred Wood]
"The poet is always indebted to the universe, paying interest and fines on sorrow" [Vladimir Mayakovsky Conversation with an Inspector of Taxes about Poetry]
"All a poet can do today is warn" [Wilfred Owen Poems (preface)]
"Sir, I admit your general rule"
"That every poet is a fool;"
"But you yourself may serve to show it,"
"That every fool is not a poet" [Alexander Pope Epigram from the French]

poet

noun
One who writes poetry:
Translations
básník-řka
digterpoet
runoilija
pjesnikpjesnikinja
költõköltőpoéta
ljóðskáldljóîskáldskáld
詩人
시인
poetaspoetinispoetiškaipoetiškaspoeto gyslelė
dzejnieks
കവി
básnik
pesnik
poet
กวี
nhà thơ

poet

[ˈpəʊɪt]
A. Npoeta mf
B. CPD poet laureate N (poets laureate (pl)) → poeta mf laureado/a
POET LAUREATE
El poeta de la Corte, denominado Poet Laureate, ocupa un puesto vitalicio al servicio de la Casa Real británica. Era tradición que escribiera poemas conmemorativos para ocasiones oficiales, aunque hoy día esto es poco frecuente. El primer poeta así distinguido fue Ben Jonson, en 1616.

poet

[ˈpəʊɪt] npoète m

poet

nDichter m, → Poet m (old) ? poet laureate

poet

[ˈpəʊɪt] npoeta/essa

poet

(ˈpouit) feminine ˈpoet ~ˈpoetess noun
a person who writes poems.
poetic (pouˈetik) adjective
of, like, or suitable for, a poem. a poetic expression.
poˈetically adverb
ˈpoetry noun
1. poems in general. He writes poetry.
2. the art of composing poems. Poetry comes naturally to some people.

poet

شاعِر básník digter Dichter ποιητής poeta runoilija poète pjesnik poeta 詩人 시인 dichter dikter poeta poeta поэт poet กวี şair nhà thơ 诗人
References in classic literature ?
As he was sitting one evening in his room, a dreadful storm arose without, and the rain streamed down from heaven; but the old poet sat warm and comfortable in his chimney-comer, where the fire blazed and the roasting apple hissed.
And this hidden truth, that the fountains whence all this river of Time and its creatures floweth are intrinsically ideal and beautiful, draws us to the consideration of the nature and functions of the Poet, or the man of Beauty; to the means and materials he uses, and to the general aspect of the art in the present time.
Even when a treatise on medicine or natural science is brought out in verse, the name of poet is by custom given to the author; and yet Homer and Empedocles have nothing in common but the metre, so that it would be right to call the one poet, the other physicist rather than poet.
Browning with tact, with a real refinement and grace; saying well many [42] things which every competent reader of the great poet must feel to be true; devoting to the subject he loves a critical gift so considerable as to make us wish for work from his hands of larger scope than this small volume.
It has been said that a good critique on a poem may be written by one who is no poet himself.
You," he said to the First Poet, "excel in Art - take the Apple.
I was in the midst of this unequal struggle when I first became acquainted with the poet who at once possessed himself of what was best worth having in me.
And so, although I am only going to speak of one other Scottish poet at present, you must remember that there were at this time many more.
How D'Artagnan became acquainted with a Poet, who had turned Printer for the sake of printing his own Verses
His death by drowning gave rise to the great Dragon-boat Festival, which was originally a solemn annual search for the body of the poet.
As a poet Coleridge's first great distinction is that which we have already pointed out, namely that he gives wonderfully subtile and appealing expression to the Romantic sense for the strange and the supernatural, and indeed for all that the word 'Romance' connotes at the present day.
The natural person loves the society of his kind, whereas the poet runs away from it.