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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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poeticpo‧et‧ic /pəʊˈetɪk $ poʊ-/ ●○○ (also poetical /-ˈetɪkəl/) adjective  1 ALrelating to poetry, or typical of poetry poetic expression2 ALEMOTIONALGRACEFULhaving qualities of deep feeling or graceful expression poetic languagepoetically /-kli/ adverb
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poeticIt's a troublesome beast, this poetic ambiguity which we are so often taught to value more highly than the explicit.Cliburn's playing was poetic and sensitive.Makine is a good writer, poetic but never fanciful, and one who treats childhood reflected through experience with delicacy.In Layton he saw the splendour, and the viability, of the poetic destiny.Sperber and Wilson suggest that the effect achieved by such an utterance can be termed a poetic effect.We are not, of course, talking about a revolutionary shift in poetic form and / or content.poetic imageryOnce again the principle of { poetic justice } is demonstrated.Their religious authorities were poetic performers, not bureaucrats.By the 1930s Storni had gained sufficient independence to allow her poetic vision to encompass the world of objects around her.
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