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artistic license


the freedom to create an artwork, musical work, or piece of writing based on the artist's interpretation and mainly for effect; also called poetic license , etc.


Artistic license often provokes controversy by offending those who resent the reinterpretation of cherished beliefs or previous works.

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  • By a striking exercise of artistic license the sticks were ponies, cows, and dogs, and the pebbles were sheep.

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