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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 ?
Symons is right in [46] laying emphasis on the grace, the finished skill, the music, native and ever ready to the poet himself--tender, manly, humorous, awe-stricken--when speaking in his own proper person.
I think the notion that no poet can form a correct estimate of his own writings is another.
Both in this poem and others of Tennyson, and in every poet that I have loved, there are melodies and harmonies enfolding significance that appeared long after I had first read them, and had even learned them by heart; that lay weedy in my outer ear and were enough in their Mere beauty of phrasing, till the time came for them to reveal their whole meaning.
"That shows our Master's contempt for mere Art," said the Second Poet, grinning.
But although he is a far better poet than Barbour, or even perhaps than James I, he is not for you so interesting in the meantime.
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 beauty of the fable proves the importance of the sense; to the poet, and to all others; or, if you please, every man is so far a poet as to be susceptible of these enchantments of nature; for all men have the thoughts whereof the universe is the celebration.
People do, indeed, add the word 'maker' or 'poet' to the name of the metre, and speak of elegiac poets, or epic (that is, hexameter) poets, as if it were not the imitation that makes the poet, but the verse that entitles them all indiscriminately to the name.
The poor poet lay on the earth and wept, for the arrow had really flown into his heart.
"But they were poets," retorted Rosalind; "you don't call poets natural.