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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not poetical; not having or possessing poetical character; prosaic. Not proper to or becoming a poet.

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  • adjective not poetical

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  • But the archaisms, the "unpoetical" diction, and especially the disregard of tense coherence in the poem as we now have it, contribute greatly to the atmosphere of romance -- as of a story removed alike from the commonplace experience of every day and from familiar literary conventions -- which it was Coleridge's intention to produce.

    Rime of the ancient mariner

  • Arnold's solution was to transcend or transmute - or avoid - the unpoeticality, Clough's to represent it: he is the "unpoetical" poet.

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  • It seems that the Heathen Goddesses had a knack of flying just when and where they pleased, but as I have very little knowledge of, or acquaintance with these lasses I do not think it unpoetical to declare that I had much rather see a real bonafida, terrestreal lady swinging between two Trees.

    Letter 119

  • Sun, the Moon, the Sea, and Men and Women who are creatures of impulse are poetical and have about them an unchangeable attribute—the poet has none; no identity—he is certainly the most unpoetical of all of God's

    Bright Star

  • Sun, the Moon, the Sea, and Men and Women who are creatures of impulse are poetical and have about them an unchangeable attribute—the poet has none; no identity—he is certainly the most unpoetical of all of God's

    The Little Professor

  • "Wordsworthian or egotistical sublime" — the poet argues that "poetical Character itself ... has no self," since "it is everything and nothing," and he then argues further that the poet "is the most unpoetical of any thing in existence; because he has no identity ... he has no self" (501).

    Enlightenment East and West: An Introduction to Romanticism and Buddhism

  • Right now NASA is conducting a survey to determine the name of the latest addition to the International Space Station ISS, which is currently dubbed the entirely unpoetical Node 3″.

    Firefly Ship Works Ltd. » Blog Archive » NASA: Name That Node Serenity!

  • Sun, the Moon, the Sea, and Men and Women who are creatures of impulse are poetical and have about them an unchangeable attribute—the poet has none; no identity—he is certainly the most unpoetical of all of God's

    Film

  • I find the sex act among humans messy , unpoetical ,, unhygienic and body craving , I mean sex must start between two minds first in unison , before it reaches the abysmal low where one body sticks to another body.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Sun, the Moon, the Sea, and Men and Women who are creatures of impulse are poetical and have about them an unchangeable attribute—the poet has none; no identity—he is certainly the most unpoetical of all of God's

    The Little Professor:

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