poetic Definition

  • 1relating to poetry or poets
  • 2having a quality or style characteristic of poetry

Using poetic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "poetic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Her writing style is very poetic.

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    The sunset was described in poetic language.

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    The song's lyrics were very poetic and emotional.

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    He has a poetic way of looking at the world.

poetic Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with poetic

  • a punishment or reward that is considered to be deserved or appropriate in relation to the action that caused it


    After years of mistreating his employees, he finally got fired. It was a case of poetic justice.

  • the freedom to depart from the facts of a matter or from the conventional rules of language when speaking or writing in order to create an effect


    The author took poetic license with the historical events in order to make the story more interesting.

  • a film movement characterized by a poetic style of cinematography and storytelling that emphasizes the beauty and dignity of ordinary life


    The film director was known for his use of poetic realism in his movies.

Origins of poetic

from Greek 'poietikos', meaning 'creative'


Summary: poetic in Brief

The term 'poetic' [pəʊˈɛtɪk] refers to things related to poetry or poets, or having a quality or style characteristic of poetry. It can describe writing, language, or even a person's perspective. Phrases like 'poetic justice' and 'poetic license' extend the term's usage beyond literature, while idioms are not commonly used. Synonyms include 'lyrical,' 'artistic,' and 'aesthetic.'

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