noun (used with a singular verb)
Definition for poetics (2 of 2)
adjective Also po·et·i·cal.
Examples from the Web for poetics
With “Poetics of the Gesture,” Nahmad Contemporary proves it is a fresh face at the table.
Without question, the combination of visual moment with written memory reaches to the core of “Beat, Buddhist poetics” itself.
(c) Of Creative works we have only the fragmentary 'Poetics.'Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2|Charles Dudley Warner
In his treatises on Poetics and Rhetoric he lays down a theory of art, and establishes principles of beauty.
Another commentator on the Poetics, Maggi , gives a slightly different explanation of Aristotle's meaning.
Come along, invited Marjorie, but first give me a subject for a theme for poetics.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
In a certain passage of Aristotle's Poetics there is a formulation of the requirements of character-drawing in the drama.
British Dictionary definitions for poetics (1 of 2)
noun (usually functioning as singular)
British Dictionary definitions for poetics (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for poetics
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.).