Classical allusions, poetical turns of phrase, antique diction, recondite words.
The paper was written on the topic, "Milton's poetical Achievement."
His words were purposeful, almost business-like, with the tautest of poetical flourishes.
No beauties, poetical or musical, have been passed down to us from any actual man called Orpheus.
Myths are of three kinds: Historical, Philosophical, and poetical.
Has he not, at least, given them their first poetical existence?
While still a young man, he ranked among the poetical contributors to the Newcastle Magazine.
This piece is not translated for the sentiments which it contains, but for its poetical beauties.
That atmosphere, which is of its essence, is the first thing to be lost, in the staging of most poetical plays.
In so far as he is not by nature a political animal, it is because he is a poetical animal.
1520s, from poet + -ic, or else from or influenced by Middle French poetique (c.1400), from Latin poeticus, from Greek poietikos "pertaining to poetry," literally "creative, productive," from poietos "made," verbal adjective of poiein "to make" (see poet). Related: Poetics (1727). Poetic justice "ideal justice as portrayed in plays and stories" is from 1670s. Poetic license attested by 1733.
Earlier adjective was poetical (late 14c.); also obsolete poetly (mid-15c.). Related: Poetically (early 15c.).