IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; written language

Poetry.

[Antonyms: prose.]

[Nouns] poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring.

versification, rhyming, making verses; prosody, orthometry.

poem; epic, epic poem; epopee, epopoca, ode, epode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, bucolic, dithyramb, anacreontic, sonnet, roundelay, rondeau, rondo, madrigal, canzonet, cento, monody, elegy; amoebeaum, ghazal, palinode.

dramatic poetry, lyric poetry; opera; posy, anthology; disjecta membra poetae

song, ballad, lay; love song, drinking song, war song, sea song; lullaby; music [more]; nursery rhymes.

[Bad poetry] doggerel, Hudibrastic verse, prose run mad; macaronics; macaronic verse, leonine verse; runes.

canto, stanza, distich, verse, line, couplet, triplet, quatrain; strophe, antistrophe.

verse, rhyme, assonance, crambo, meter, measure, foot, numbers, strain, rhythm; accentuation (voice) [more]; dactyl, spondee, trochee, anapest; hexameter, pentameter; Alexandrine; anacrusis, antispast, blank verse, ictus.

elegiacs; elegiac verse, elegaic meter, elegaic poetry.

poet, poet laureate; laureate; bard, lyrist, scald, skald, troubadour, trouvere; minstrel; minnesinger, meistersinger; improvisatore; versifier, sonneteer; rhymer, rhymist, rhymester; ballad monger, runer; poetaster; genus irritabile vatum.

[Verbs] poetize, sing, versity, make verses, rhyme, scan.

[Adjectives] poetic, poetical; lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic; metrical; acatalectic, catalectic; elegiac, iambic, trochaic, anapestic; amoebeeic, Melibean, skaldic; Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric.

[Phrases] "a poem round and perfect as a star" [Alex. Smith); Dichtung und Wahrheit; furor poeticus; "his virtues formed the magic of his song" [Hayley]; "I do but sing because I must" [Tennyson]; "I learnt life from the poets" [de Stael]; licentia vatum; mutum est pictura poema; "O for a muse of fire!" [Henry V]; "sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge" [Sidney]; "the true poem is the poet's mind" [Emerson]; Volk der Dichter und Denker; "wisdom married to immortal verse" [Wordsworth].

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