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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

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Plutarch

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
William Wordsworth
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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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