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Synonyms for poetry
ˈpoʊ ɪ tripo·et·ry

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Wiktionary

  1. poetrynoun

    Synonyms:
    poesy

    Antonyms:
    prose

  2. poetrynoun

    The class of literature comprising poems.

    Synonyms:
    poesy

    Antonyms:
    prose

  3. poetrynoun

    Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns.

    Synonyms:
    poesy

    Antonyms:
    prose

  4. poetrynoun

    A poet's literary production

    Synonyms:
    poesy

    Antonyms:
    prose

  5. poetrynoun

    A 'poetical' quality, artistic and/or artfull, which appeals or stirs the imagination, in any medium

    That 'Swan Lake' choreography is poetry in motion, fitting the musical poetry of Tchaikovski's divine score well beyond the literary inspiration

    Synonyms:
    poesy

    Antonyms:
    prose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poetry

    Poetry is that form of literature that embodies beautiful thought, feeling, or action in melodious, rhythmical, and (usually) metrical language, in imaginative and artistic constructions. Poetry in a very wide sense may be anything that pleasingly addresses the imagination; as, the poetry of motion. In ordinary usage, poetry is both imaginative and metrical. There may be poetry without rime, but hardly without meter, or what in some languages takes its place, as the Hebrew parallelism; but poetry involves, besides the artistic form, the exercise of the fancy or imagination in a way always beautiful, often lofty or even sublime. Failing this, there may be verse, rime, and meter, but not poetry. There is much in literature that is beautiful and sublime in thought and artistic in construction, which is yet not poetry, because quite devoid of the element of song, whereby poetry differs from the most lofty, beautiful, or impassioned prose. Compare METER.

    Synonyms:
    meter, metrical composition, numbers, poem, poesy, rime, song, verse

    Antonyms:
    prosaic speech, prosaic writing, prose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poetry, poesy, versenoun

    literature in metrical form

    Synonyms:
    poesy, verse line, verse, rhyme

  2. poetrynoun

    any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling

    Synonyms:
    poesy, verse

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poetrynoun

    Synonyms:
    verse, rhyme, poesy, metrical composition, numbers

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poetrynoun

    Synonyms:
    verse, rhyme, poems, poesy, orthometry, versification, prosody, poetics

    Antonyms:
    prose

    Associated words:
    anthology

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "poetry":

    poésie, poem, poetic, hair, verse, poet

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How to use poetry in a sentence?

  1. Marianne Moore:

    Poetry is all nouns and verbs.

  2. Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko:

    In general, in poetry and literature, I am among those people who believe that too much is indispensable.

  3. Lorenzo Lynch:

    I think that's a poetic description of what has happened and poetry, like most language, is limited but it does have wings ... to carry a point, Giuliani pushes for Lynch confirmation 'A moderately tough confirmation' Senate Republicans adamantly deny the delay in scheduling a vote on Lynch's nomination is because she is African-American. Many point out that Lynch, if confirmed, would be replacing the country's first African-American attorney general who was confirmed by an overwhelming margin. Instead, Republicans and Democrats say the delay is part of an ongoing partisan battle. For some, it's part of a fight over a human trafficking bill that has stalled in the Senate. For others, the delay is retaliation for President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration. On the eve of Holder's announcement of his plans to leave the Department of Justice, the political number crunchers at FiveThrirtyEight.com predicted whoever the President nominated would.

  4. R.Z. Sheppard, book critic:

    Adjectives are the potbelly of poetry.

  5. Wallt Whitman:

    Poetry is not about authority. Poetry is one of the few thing we all have access to all the time that transcends and transforms authority into freedom.

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