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poet

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊɪt
 
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Definition of poet in English:

noun

1A person who writes poems.
Example sentences
  • The radio play became an art form in its own right and attracted novelists and poets as well as dramatists.
  • The two are linked by Heinrich Heine, the German poet whose writing spawned them.
  • I'm tempted to say that we have a good number of poets who can write but cannot read.
Synonyms
literary bard, swan
derogatory poetaster
historical troubadour, balladeer
archaic rhymist
1.1A person possessing special powers of imagination or expression: he is more poet than academic because of his gift for language
More example sentences
  • And those who translate such works into English today tend to be academics rather than poets.
  • The story of this disaster was developed by the imagination of numerous poets.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French poete, via Latin from Greek poētēs, variant of poiētēs 'maker, poet', from poiein 'create'.

More
  • A poet is literally ‘a maker’, a term that was also used to mean a poet in the Middle Ages, coming from Greek poētēs, ‘maker, poet’. When someone experiences a fitting or deserved retribution for their actions, you can say that it is poetic justice. Alexander Pope used the phrase in his satire The Dunciad ( 1742), where he depicts ‘Poetic Justice, with her lifted scale’. See also laurel

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