Definition for PO'ET-RY

PO'ET-RY, n. [Gr. ποιητρια.]

  1. Metrical composition; verse; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry.
  2. The art or practice of composing in verse. He excels in poetry.
  3. Poems; poetical composition. We take pleasure in reading poetry.
  4. This term is also applied to the language of excited imagination and feeling.

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