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Synonyms for poetry
ˈpoʊ ɪ tripo·et·ry

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  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. President Barack Obama:

    Her strengths, which are the fact that she’s extraordinarily experienced, and, you know, wicked smart and knows every policy inside and out, sometimes could make her more cautious and her campaign more prose than poetry.

  2. Jim Morekis:

    “From Conrad Aiken to Flannery O’Connor to Midnight, Savannah has always been a literary town. But certainly one of her most consistently excellent—and consistently underrated—writers is the man known as Aberjhani. Known for his nationally published short stories and poetry Aberjhani has received critical acclaim for his ability to encapsulate the Southern black experience in a sensitive and poignant way that’s accessible to readers of any race or region.” --from All That Jazz

  3. J. D. Salinger:

    Many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them--if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.

  4. James Burke:

    Courtly love-poetry may first have been written during long periods of abstinence on the Crusades, but it would not have flourished in the cold of northern Europe without some help from the chimney.

  5. Hala Abdel Malak:

    Arabic is one of the most beautiful languages. There's a lot of depth and poetry and really great expressions. As a language it's a lot more deep and sophisticated than English for example, i think it's our responsibility to be able to counter all of this hatred and fear with knowledge and education and art and design. I think art is the best platform to really bring forth new ideas.


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