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Definitions for poetic
poʊˈɛt ɪkpo·et·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poetic, poeticaladjective

    of or relating to poetry

    "poetic works"; "a poetic romance"

  2. poeticadjective

    characterized by romantic imagery

    "Turner's vision of the rainbow...was poetic"

  3. poeticadjective

    of or relating to poets

    "poetic insight"

  4. poetic, poeticaladjective

    characteristic of or befitting poetry

    "poetic diction"

Wiktionary

  1. poeticadjective

    Relating to poetry.

  2. poeticadjective

    Characteristic of poets.

  3. poeticadjective

    Description of persons, objects, or ideas that connect to the soul of the beholder.

Wikipedia

  1. poetic

    Poetry (derived from the Greek poiesis, "making"), also called verse, is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language − such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre − to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, a prosaic ostensible meaning. A poem is a literary composition, written by a poet, using this principle. Poetry has a long and varied history, evolving differentially across the globe. It dates back at least to prehistoric times with hunting poetry in Africa and to panegyric and elegiac court poetry of the empires of the Nile, Niger, and Volta River valleys. Some of the earliest written poetry in Africa occurs among the Pyramid Texts written during the 25th century BCE. The earliest surviving Western Asian epic poetry, the Epic of Gilgamesh, was written in Sumerian. Early poems in the Eurasian continent evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing, as well as religious hymns (the Sanskrit Rigveda, the Zoroastrian Gathas, the Hurrian songs, and the Hebrew Psalms); or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Egyptian Story of Sinuhe, the Indian epic poetry, and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Ancient Greek attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song, and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form, and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively-informative prosaic writing. Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretations of words, or to evoke emotive responses. Devices such as assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rhythm may convey musical or incantatory effects. The use of ambiguity, symbolism, irony, and other stylistic elements of poetic diction often leaves a poem open to multiple interpretations. Similarly, figures of speech such as metaphor, simile, and metonymy establish a resonance between otherwise disparate images—a layering of meanings, forming connections previously not perceived. Kindred forms of resonance may exist, between individual verses, in their patterns of rhyme or rhythm. Some poetry types are unique to particular cultures and genres and respond to characteristics of the language in which the poet writes. Readers accustomed to identifying poetry with Dante, Goethe, Mickiewicz, or Rumi may think of it as written in lines based on rhyme and regular meter. There are, however, traditions, such as Biblical poetry, that use other means to create rhythm and euphony. Much modern poetry reflects a critique of poetic tradition, testing the principle of euphony itself or altogether forgoing rhyme or set rhythm. In an increasingly globalized world, poets often adapt forms, styles, and techniques from diverse cultures and languages. Poets have contributed to the evolution of the linguistic, expressive, and utilitarian qualities of their languages. A Western cultural tradition (extending at least from Homer to Rilke) associates the production of poetry with inspiration – often by a Muse (either classical or contemporary). In many poems, the lyrics are spoken by a character, who is called the speaker. This concept differentiates the speaker (character) from the poet (author), which is usually an important distinction: for example, if the poem runs I killed a man in Reno, it is the speaker who is the murderer, not the poet himself.

ChatGPT

  1. poetic

    Poetic refers to possessing the qualities, essence, or characteristic of a poetry. This can encompass the expression or communication of profound meaning, emotions, and ideas in a rhythmic or aesthetic manner. It might also imply the usage of figurative language, vivid imagery, symbolism, and other literary devices. In a broader sense, anything described as 'poetic' can indicate a deeply beautiful, artistic, or emotionally touching quality that transcends ordinary descriptions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poeticadjective

    alt. of Poetical

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of poetic in a Sentence

  1. Pablo Casals:

    Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.

  2. Spiegel Grau:

    Prince is a towering figure in global culture and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people — including me — for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape of our lives, millions of words have been written about Prince — books and articles, essays and criticism — but we're thrilled to be publishing Prince's powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.

  3. Louis Leterrier:

    What I am now is his deputy, there is no one more beautifully imaginative, creatively poetic, hard-working, visionary than Lisa Henson. This man has changed the world... No creative force has had this impact on kids and adults the way Lisa Henson has had.

  4. W. H. Auden:

    Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are shaggy dog stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it.

  5. 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.

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