Antonyms for poetryˈpoʊ ɪ tri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poetry, poesy, verse(noun)

    literature in metrical form

    Synonyms:
    poesy, verse line, poetry, verse, rhyme

  2. poetry(noun)

    any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling

    Synonyms:
    poesy, verse

Wiktionary

  1. poetry(noun)

    Antonyms:
    prose

    Synonyms:
    poesy

  2. poetry(noun)

    The class of literature comprising poems.

    Antonyms:
    prose

    Synonyms:
    poesy

  3. poetry(noun)

    Composition in verse or language exhibiting conscious attention to patterns.

    Antonyms:
    prose

    Synonyms:
    poesy

  4. poetry(noun)

    A poet's literary production

    Antonyms:
    prose

    Synonyms:
    poesy

  5. poetry(noun)

    A 'poetical' quality, artistic and/or artfull, which appeals or stirs the imagination, in any medium

    Synonyms:
    poesy

    Antonyms:
    prose

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. poetry

    Poetry is that form of literature that embodies beautiful thought, feeling, or action in melodious, rhythmical, and (usually) metrical language, in imaginative and artistic constructions. Poetry in a very wide sense may be anything that pleasingly addresses the imagination; as, the poetry of motion. In ordinary usage, poetry is both imaginative and metrical. There may be poetry without rime, but hardly without meter, or what in some languages takes its place, as the Hebrew parallelism; but poetry involves, besides the artistic form, the exercise of the fancy or imagination in a way always beautiful, often lofty or even sublime. Failing this, there may be verse, rime, and meter, but not poetry. There is much in literature that is beautiful and sublime in thought and artistic in construction, which is yet not poetry, because quite devoid of the element of song, whereby poetry differs from the most lofty, beautiful, or impassioned prose. Compare METER.

    Antonyms:
    prosaic speech, prosaic writing, prose

    Synonyms:
    meter, metrical composition, numbers, poem, poesy, rime, song, verse

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