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noun as in expressive, rhythmic literary work

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The poetry he sent to a man by the name of John Langalibalele Dube, who lived about 80 miles away.

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As a youth, Quetelet dabbled in writing operas and poetry, but wisely switched to math, before becoming an astronomer and ultimately the most accomplished statistician of his day.

Doing something that’s enjoyable to you and in line with your values is a great way to cope with the holidays, he added, “whether it’s writing poetry, riding a bike, baking bread or volunteering.”

While you can send short stories, comic books or poetry, they must have science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural or alternative history elements.

Whether via Zoom or in person, poetry readings are really for the people who show up, says Burt.

He campaigned and governed in poetry, and we are all the richer for it.

The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.

Its essays, criticism, reportage, and poetry are not “product.”

As a young man, he also wrote poetry, was a star singer at his school, and tried his hand at pamphleteering.

Laskey, who earned a degree in psychology, enjoys painting and poetry.

I thought this young man was going to read us some of his poetry; it's too tiresome of him to stop to tell us about his bull-dog.

Aldhem, an English divine, died; said to have been the first Englishman who cultivated poetry.

He is the principal writer of Italian jocose poetry, which has ever since retained the name of poesia Bernesca.

He is described by Calamy as having been a good scholar, and possessing a taste for poetry.

She had heard in books of girls writing poetry, romance, history—gaining fifties and hundreds.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poetry, such as: verse, doggerel, paean, poems, poesy, and rhyme.

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