Definition for Poetry

poetry, n. [ME < late L. poetrīa < poēta, poet.]

  1. Verse; metrical composition; figurative text; written work characterized by beautifully descriptive language and eloquent expression
  2. Text characterized by highly exaggerated description; [fig.] embellished memory; glamorized recollection; glorified remembrance.
  3. [Fig.] intensely beautiful thing; profoundly moving experience; occurrence which elicits deep emotions.

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