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  • adj. Not poetic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not poetic; unpoetical.


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un- +‎ poetic


  • "unpoetic" nature of the subject itself, depends the poetic significance.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 01 Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English.

  • It was amusing but no more. the little volume provoked such response in part because of its unappealing or at least ‘unpoetic’ subject matter, but also because the poetry had no identifiable single voice behind it.

    Ackroyd on Eliot

  • Poetry, not special effects, is the engine that drives lyric theater, and "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is as unpoetic as you can get.

    Spidey's Green Glimmer of Hope

  • Dry foods with unpoetic names like spelt, teff and millet have long inhabited the bulk bins at health-food stores.

    Get Your Freekeh On

  • I haven't much cared for the unpoetic, self-consciously clever Shakespeare productions that he's previously mounted as part of the Bridge Project, and this modern-dress "Richard III" is in many ways all of a piece with the "Tempest" and "Winter's Tale" that preceded it.

    You Hear the One About the Hunchback?

  • I know for a layperson this probably seems a bit utilitarian and unpoetic, but this is a tricky situation ethically and turning it into simple numbers makes it easier.

    The Redleys

  • “The Big Muddy,” as it was—and still is—called by travelers with no particular fondness for its turbid, dingy-brown appearance, was “unpoetic and repulsive—a stream of flowing mud studded with dead tree trunks and broken by bars,” in the words of New York Tribune reporter Albert Richardson.


  • If we swerve the debate about what literature is, for a moment, we can ponder about setting up something in opposition to a canon; I read Mr If's ebook when it was posted, and wondered as people will do whether it was being deliberately unpoetic, deliberately provocative and iconoclastic.

    "FUQ - Frequently Unanswered Quetions" - An Unofficial Introduction to "Entertainment" by Mr If

  • Barr still speaks in unpoetic terms like "cost per impact" and bankrolls projects like a syndicated poetry series the foundation gives to small-town newspapers to help fill pages.

    No Rhyme Or Reason

  • No. It would be impolite and unpoetic to drink my cup here.

    red dust


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