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Definition of Poetry

Poetry

  1. The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression.
  2. Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry.

Poetry Quotations

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Albert Einstein

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Oscar Wilde

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John F. Kennedy

The poetry you read has been written for you, each of you - black, white, Hispanic, man, woman, gay, straight.
Maya Angelou
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Poetry Translations

poetry in Danish is digtning
poetry in German is Dichtkunst
poetry in Italian is poesia
poetry in Portuguese is poesia
poetry in Swedish is poesi, dikter

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