American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to poetry: poetic works.
- adj. Having a quality or style characteristic of poetry: poetic diction.
- adj. Suitable as a subject for poetry: a poetic romance.
- adj. Of, relating to, or befitting a poet: poetic insight.
- adj. Characterized by romantic imagery: "Turner's vision of the rainbow . . . was poetic, and he knew it” ( Lawrence Gowing).
- n. The theory or practice of writing poetry; poetics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to poetry; of the nature of or expressed in poetry; possessing the qualities or the charm of poetry: as, a poetic composition; poetic style.
- Of or pertaining to a poet or poets; characteristic of or befitting a poet: as, poetic genius; poetic feeling; poetic license.
- Endowed with the feeling or faculty of a poet; having the susceptibility, sensibility, or expression of a poet; like a poet: as, a poetic youth; a poetic face.
- Celebrated, or worthy to be celebrated, in poetry: as, a poetic scene.
- Of or pertaining to making or shaping, especially to artistic invention and arrangement.
- adj. Relating to poetry.
- adj. Characteristic of poets.
- adj. Description of persons, objects, or ideas that connect to the soul of the beholder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry.
- adj. Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry
- adj. of or relating to poets
- adj. of or relating to poetry
- adj. characterized by romantic imagery
- adj. characteristic of or befitting poetry
- Latin poeticus, from Ancient Greek ποιητικός (poiētikos) from ποιέω (poieō, "make") (Wiktionary)
- Latin poēticus, from Greek poiētikos, inventive, from poiein, to make; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Most of the equipment is painted desert tan, because of the 3rd ID's regular responsibility for protecting the oil fields of the Persian Gulf — an appropriate role for such machines, in poetic as well as tactical terms.”
“Again, I reread your what I call poetic and inspiring piece which is so much to the point.”
“HOWARD KURTZ, RELIABLE SOURCES: Good morning, T.J. Coming up, J.hn McCain's South Carolina victory: were the reporters running around on his bus rooting for what one calls poetic justice after his defeat in the state eight years ago?”
“The fact that it occurs in what we call a poetic drama does not make it poetry; its fine dramatic significance does not give it poetic significance.”
“No intellectual formula, no phrase, no word, can express the whole purport of those intense and intimate fusions of sensation, passion, and thought which we call poetic intuition, and which all strictly poetic “philosophy” or “criticism of life” is an attempt to interpret and articulate.”
“Well, that's what you call poetic license," protested Bill.”
“No intellectual formula, no phrase, no word, can express the whole purport of those intense and intimate fusions of sensation, passion, and thought which we call poetic intuition, and which all strictly poetic”
“Nothing can resist states: every thing gravitates: like will to like: what we call poetic justice takes effect on the spot.”
“Nothing can resist states; everything gravitates; like will to like; what we call poetic justice takes effect on the spot.”
“I don't know whether it's simply cultural - whether we subconsciously hear the word "poetic" as a synonym for "painfully slow" - or whether it's specific to when the word is attached to "theatre", another word with a rich tapestry of negative connotations most commonly as a synonym for show-offy, or something dishonest.”
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