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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
3. Written Language
 
597. Poetry.
 
  
NOUN:POETRY, poetics, poesy, Muse, tuneful Nine, Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Calliope, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring; inspiration, fire of genius, coal from off the altar.
  POEM; epic, epic poem; epopee or epopœia, epos, ode, epode, idyl or idyll, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, bucolic, georgic, dithyramb or dithyrambus, anacreontic, sonnet, roundelay, rondeau, rondel, roundel, rondelet; triolet, sestina, virelay, ballade, cento, ghazal or ghazel, madrigal, monody, elegy; amœbæum, palinode.
  dramatic -, didactic -, narrative -, lyric -, satirical- poetry; satire, opera.
  ANTHOLOGY, posy [archaic], garland, miscellany, disjecta membra poetœ [L.].
  SONG, ballad, lay; love -, drinking -, war -, sea- song; lullaby, aubade [F.]; music [See Music]; nursery rhymes.
  [BAD POETRY] doggerel, Hudibrastic verse; macaronics, macaronic verse; “not poetry, but prose run mad” [Pope].
  VERSIFICATION, riming or rhyming, making verses; prosody; scansion, scanning, orthometry [rare].
  canto, stanza, distich, verse, line, couplet, triplet, quatrain; strophe, antistrophe; refrain, chorus, burden; octave, sextet.
  VERSE, rime or rhyme, assonance, crambo [contemptuous], meter, measure, foot, numbers, strain, rhythm; ictus, beat, accent; accentuation (voice) [See Voice]; iambus, iambic, iamb; dactyl, spondee, trochee, anapest &c.; hexameter, pentameter; Alexandrine; anacrusis, antispast, blank verse, Leonine verse, runes, alliteration; bout-rimé [F.].
  elegiacs &c. adj.; elegiac &c. adj. -verse, - meter or metre, - poetry.
  POET, minor poet; genius, maker [obs.], creator; poet laureate; laureate; bard, lyrist, scald or skald, scop [hist.], idylist or idyllist, sonneteer, rhapsodist, epic [obs.], epic poet, dithyrambic, satirist, troubadour, trouvère; minstrel; minnesinger, Meistersinger; jongleur, improvisator or improvvisatore [It.] or improvisatore, versifier, rimer or rhymer, rimester or rhymester; ballad monger, runer; poetaster; genus irritabile vatum [L.].
  
VERB:POETIZE, sing, “lisp in numbers” [Pope], build the stately rime, sing deathless songs, make immortal by verse; satirize; compose epic &c. adj.- poetry; string verses together, cap rimes, poeticize, versify, make verses, rime or rhyme, scan.
  produce -lame verses, - limping meters, - halting rime.
  
ADJECTIVE:POETIC or poetical; lyric or lyrical; tuneful; epic; dithyrambic &c. n.; metrical; acatalectic, catalectic; elegiac, iambic, dactylic, spondaic or spondaical, trochaic, anapestic; amœbæic, Melibean, scaldic or skaldic; Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric, Pierian.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. A poem round and perfect as a star.—Alex. Smith
  2. Dichtung und Wahrheit.
  3. Furor poeticus.
  4. His virtues formed the magic of his song.—Hayley
  5. I do but sing because I must.—Tennyson
  6. I learnt life from the poets.—de Staël
  7. Licentia vatum.
  8. Mutum est pictura poema.
  9. O for a muse of fire!—Henry V
  10. Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge.—Sidney
  11. The true poem is the poet’s mind.—Emerson
  12. Volk der Dichter und Denker.
  13. Wisdom married to immortal verse.—Wordsworth
  14. Unlock my heart with a sonnet-key.—Browning

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