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poetics

[ poh-et-iks ]

noun

, (used with a singular verb)
  1. literary criticism treating of the nature and laws of poetry.
  2. the study of prosody.
  3. a treatise on poetry.
  4. (initial capital letter, italics) a treatise or collection of notes on aesthetics (4th century b.c.) by Aristotle.


poetics

/ pəʊˈɛtɪks /

noun

  1. the principles and forms of poetry or the study of these, esp as a form of literary criticism
  2. a treatise on poetry


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Word History and Origins

Origin of poetics1

First recorded in 1720–30; poetic, -ics

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Example Sentences

Full disclosure: I briefly worked for Torres at his current magazine, Wax Poetics.

With “Poetics of the Gesture,” Nahmad Contemporary proves it is a fresh face at the table.

Fortunately, while perusing a bookstore in North Carolina, he stumbled across a magazine called Wax Poetics.

Without question, the combination of visual moment with written memory reaches to the core of “Beat, Buddhist poetics” itself.

Aristotle wrote two treatises on literary criticism: the Rhetoric and the Poetics.

Consequently in the Rhetoric he refers to the Poetics for a fuller discussion of metaphor.

Come along, invited Marjorie, but first give me a subject for a theme for poetics.

One of this family was a Colchester rector, and a translator of Aristotles Poetics.

I have to write a theme for poetics to be handed in tomorrow morning.

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