Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The rimed effusions of a poetaster; paltry verses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The works of a poetaster.

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  • noun The works of a poetaster; inferior poetry.

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Examples

  • If Mr Gosse had found himself in the flood of poetastry in the reign of Elizabeth what would he have done about it? would he have stemmed it? what exactly is this abyss? and if something "has gone amiss with our standards," is it wholly the fault of the younger generation that it is aware of no authority that it must respect?

    The Second-Order Mind

  • If Mr. Gosse had found himself in the flood of poetastry in the reign of Elizabeth, what would he have done about it? would he have stemmed it?

    Introduction

  • Unless something is done to stem this flood of poetastry the art of verse will become not merely superfluous, but ridiculous.

    Introduction

  • I quote from Mr Edmund Gosse in the Sunday Times of May 30th, 1920: "Unless something is done to stem this flood of poetastry the art of verse will become not merely superfluous, but ridiculous.

    The Second-Order Mind

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