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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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