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- n. Any departure from convention or from factual accuracy taken by a writer to achieve a desired effect
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It was a pretty birthmark, and perhaps Andrew Southern had used a little poetic licence — a lover’s rose-coloured glasses — when he’d painted it there above the woman’s breast?
In the autobiographical romance "Dichtung und Wahrheit" (1811-33) the poet tells with poetic licence the story of his life.