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poetry

noun
     
po‧et‧ry W3 [uncountable]
1AL poems in general, or the art of writing them [↪ poem, poet]:
He reads a lot of poetry.
a poetry magazine
modern/lyric/love etc poetry
a selection of religious poetry
2 a quality of beauty, gracefulness, and deep feeling
pure/sheer poetry
The way she moves on the court is sheer poetry.
His golf swing is poetry in motion.
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