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  • noun Plural form of poetaster.

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Examples

  • And no doubt this is true as a general saying, otherwise what would become of certain English poetasters who are such a joy to the many and such a source of laughter to the few?

    Old Familiar Faces

  • Lord Carlisle, and, as an erased MS. addition to 'British Bards' testifies, he was to have been excepted from the roll of titled poetasters --

    Byron's Poetical Works, Volume 1

  • Bierce facetiously ascribes the dictionary's cracked etymologies and glosses to such ludicrously named poetasters as Naramy Oof, Pobeter Dunk, Bogul S.

    Lacerating Wit, Seasoned Cynic

  • The biographer's suggestive vigilance attends to the same quality in Keats, as when Plumly draws out the double sense of the word before (place and time) in Keats's scorn of poetasters in "The Fall of Hyperion":

    Keats's Afterlife

  • How it warms the cockles of ones heart to see a group of over-paid Ivy League poetasters flayed by an equally ruthless bunch of Ivy Leaguers.

    Vogue, Traveler Get Thorough Exams, Courtesy of McKinsey

  • Under such permissive conditions, even the most amateurish poetasters can pass themselves off as noteworthy innovators simply by admitting with ironic aplomb that, yes, their work may have failed by the official criteria of success, but because such work has already preempted any criticism with a shameless admission of guilt in advance, such work can evade the cruel brunt of any dismissive judgements.

    Writing and Failure (Part 6) : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • How it warms the cockles of ones heart to see a group of over-paid Ivy League poetasters flayed by an equally ruthless bunch of Ivy Leaguers.

    Vogue, Traveler Get Thorough Exams, Courtesy of McKinsey

  • How it warms the cockles of ones heart to see a group of over-paid Ivy League poetasters flayed by an equally ruthless bunch of Ivy Leaguers.

    Vogue, Traveler Get Thorough Exams, Courtesy of McKinsey

  • How it warms the cockles of ones heart to see a group of over-paid Ivy League poetasters flayed by an equally ruthless bunch of Ivy Leaguers.

    Vogue, Traveler Get Thorough Exams, Courtesy of McKinsey

  • But if the angry poetasters of the Group of 88 are anything to judge by, no professor need fear discipline for mere incompetence or lack of civility.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Explaining Brodhead

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