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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poetic, poeticaladjective

    of or relating to poetry

    "poetic works"; "a poetic romance"

  2. poetic, poeticaladjective

    characteristic of or befitting poetry

    "poetic diction"

Wiktionary

  1. poeticaladjective

    of or pertaining to poetry, suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry.

  2. poeticaladjective

    expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Poetical, Poetickadjective

    Expressed in poetry; pertaining to poetry; suitable to poetry.

    Etymology: ποιητιϰός; poetique, Fr. poeticus, Lat.

    Would the gods had made you poetical.
    —— I do not know what poetical is.
    —— The truest poetry is most feigning. William Shakespeare.

    With courage guard, and beauty warm our age,
    And lovers fill with like poetick rage. Edmund Waller.

    The moral of that poetical fiction, that the uppermost link of all the series of subordinate causes is fastened to Jupiter’s chair, signifies that almighty God governs and directs subordinate causes and effects. Matthew Hale.

    Neither is it enough to give his author’s sense in good English, in poetical expressions and in musical numbers. Dryden.

    The muse saw it upward rise,
    Though mark’d by none but quick poetick eyes. Alexander Pope.

    I alone can inspire the poetical crowd. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Poetical

    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.

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  1. poetical

    Poetical refers to elements or characteristics that are typical of or related to poetry in terms of style, expression, rhythm, or emotional density. It involves the creation of a beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion, often with the use of metaphor, vivid imagery, and a rhythmic structure. It can also describe something that inspires or is highly reminiscent of poetry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poeticaladjective

    of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry; as, poetic talent, theme, work, sentiments

  2. Poeticaladjective

    expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry; as, a poetical composition; poetical prose

  3. Etymology: [L. poticus, Gr. : cf. F. potiquee.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poetical in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poetical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of poetical in a Sentence

  1. Ricardo A Scott:

    trench town is my water hole from which I shall drink of africa to quench my thirst- ricardo scott poetical works

  2. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    Language, the machine of the poet, is best fitted for his purpose in its rudest state. Nations, like individuals, first perceive, and then abstract. They advance from particular images to general terms. Hence the vocabulary of an enlightened society is philosophical, that of a half-civilized people is poetical.

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