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English noun: poetry

1. poetry (communication) literature in metrical form


Synonymspoesy, verse


Broader (hypernym)genre, literary genre, writing style


Narrower (hyponym)epic poetry, epos, heroic poetry


Domain category membersalliterate, darkling, dolor, dolour, elegise, elegize, Erin, hush, lyric, lyric, metrify, poetise, poetize, relyric, rhyme, rime, scan, scrivened, sonnet, sonnet, spondaise, spondaize, still, stillness, stilly, sweet, sweetly, tag, verse, versify

2. poetry (communication) any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling


Broader (hypernym)expressive style, style









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