poetics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1741 1. a. a treatise on poetry or aesthetics b. (also poetic) poetic theory or practice; also a particular theory of poetry or sometimes other literary forms <
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2. poetic feelings or utterances

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  • Poetics — Po*et ics, n. [Cf. F. po[ e]tique, L. po[ e]tica, po[ e]tice, Gr. ? (sc. ?.] The principles and rules of the art of poetry. J. Warton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poetics — [pō et′iks] n. 1. [P ] a famous treatise on poetic drama by Aristotle 2. a) the theory or structure of poetry b) a treatise on this 3. the poetic theory or practice of a specific poet …   English World dictionary

  • poetics — /poʊˈɛtɪks/ (say poh etiks) noun 1. literary criticism dealing with the nature and laws of poetry. 2. a treatise on poetry: the Poetics of Aristotle …   Australian English dictionary

  • poetics — /poh et iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. literary criticism treating of the nature and laws of poetry. 2. the study of prosody. 3. a treatise on poetry. 4. (cap., italics) a treatise or collection of notes on aesthetics (4th century B.C.) by… …   Universalium

  • poetics — noun The theory of poetry, or of literature in general …   Wiktionary

  • poetics — plural noun [treated as sing.] the art of writing poetry. ↘the study of linguistic techniques in poetry and literature …   English new terms dictionary

  • poetics — po·et·ics …   English syllables

  • poetics — po•et•ics [[t]poʊˈɛt ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) pro literary criticism treating of the nature and laws of poetry 2) pro the study of prosody 3) pro a treatise on poetry • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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