poetic license


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poetic license

n.
The liberty taken by an artist or a writer in deviating from conventional form or fact to achieve a desired effect.

poet′ic li′cense


n.
license or liberty, esp. as taken by a poet or other writer, in deviating from conventional form, logic, fact, etc., to produce a desired effect.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.poetic license - license used by a writer or artist to heighten the effect of their work
licence, license - freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
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Sunderland's Poetic License Distillery struck a deal with supermarket giant Asda to stock one its fruity spirits in the run-up to Mother's Day.
And they can enjoy a selection of canapes from Mason + Rye's Food Hall branch, while sampling the likes of Steampunk Gin, which originating in Low Fell, Gateshead; Sunderland's Poetic License and quirky variations such as Newcastle-made Noveltea, alongside those from further afield, including examples from Zymurgorium Distillery in Manchester; The Lakes Distillery in The Lake District and Arrowsmiths Gin from Cheshire.
Maybe it's the director's poetic license, but that is not how I reacted," he said.
Monet: Itinerant of Light takes some mild poetic license for the sake of storytelling, and is not intended to be a strictly historic biography, yet its candid and essentially accurate depiction of Monet's life reveals the human side of a legendary classical artist.
He includes patent drawings with the inventor stories, to which he also adds an imagined narrative of a day in each inventor's life, a little poetic license to help bring each one to life.
The use of the word 'compelling' in the resolution is just poetic license to show to the mayor the sincerest aspirations of his party mates.
Using poetic license, he subordinates precision in speech to eloquence of expression so as to delight his audience.
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Summary: Artists are encouraged to exercise a right often denied to the rest of us: The "artistic" or "poetic license" to ignore inconvenient rules of grammar or language, or the banality of boring facts, in the service of a higher beauty.
The rhyme of the last line is a bit of a stretch, but I am hoping my poetic license covers it." His poem is made of limerick stanzas.