Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 597 (Poetry)

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#597. Poetry. -- N. poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon[obs], Pierides, Pierian spring.

versification, rhyming, making verses; prosody, orthometry[obs].

poem; epic, epic poem; epopee[obs], epopoea, ode, epode[obs], idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, bucolic, dithyramb, anacreontic[obs], sonnet, roundelay, rondeau[Fr], rondo, madrigal, canzonet[obs], cento[obs], *monody, elegy; amoebaeum, ghazal[obs], palinode.

dramatic poetry, lyric poetry; opera; posy, anthology; disjecta membra poetae

song[Lat], ballad, lay; love song, drinking song, war song, sea song; lullaby; music &c. 415; nursery rhymes.

[Bad poetry] doggerel, Hudibrastic verse[obs], prose run mad; macaronics[obs]; macaronic verse[obs], leonine verse; runes.

canto, stanza, distich, verse, line, couplet, triplet, quatrain; strophe, antistrophe[obs].

verse, rhyme, assonance, crambo[obs], meter, measure, foot, numbers, strain, rhythm; accentuation &c. (voice) 580; dactyl, spondee, trochee, anapest &c.; hexameter, pentameter; Alexandrine; anacrusis[obs], antispast[obs], blank verse, ictus.

elegiacs &c. adj.; elegiac verse, elegaic meter, elegaic poetry.

poet, poet laureate; laureate; bard, lyrist[obs], scald, skald[obs], troubadour, trouvere[Fr]; minstrel; minnesinger, meistersinger[Ger]; improvisatore[obs]; versifier, sonneteer; rhymer, rhymist[obs], rhymester; ballad monger, runer[obs]; poetaster; genus irritabile vatum [Latin].

V. poetize, sing, versify, make verses, rhyme, scan.

Adj. poetic, poetical; lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic &c. n.; metrical; a catalectin[obs]; elegiac, iambic, trochaic, anapestic[obs]; amoebaeic, Melibean, skaldic[obs]; Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic[obs], Pindaric.

Phr. "a poem round and perfect as a star" [Alex. Smith]; Dichtung und Wahrheit [Ger]; furor poeticus[Lat]; "his virtues formed the magic of his song" [Hayley]; "I do but sing because I must" [Tennyson]; "I learnt life from the poets" [de Stael]; licentia vatum[Lat]; mutum est pictura poema[Lat]; "O for a muse of fire!" [Henry V]; "sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge" [Sidney]; "the true poem is the poet's mind" [Emerson]; Volk der Dichter und Denker[Ger]; "wisdom married to immortal verse" [Wordsworth].