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poetry. For lyric poetry, see ballad; elegy; hymn; lyric; ode; pastoral; sonnet. For narrative poetry, see chansons de geste; epic; idyl; romance. Dramatic poetry is incidentally treated in the articles drama, Western; and tragedy. See also articles on individual poets and on various national literatures. For technical discussions of poetry, see free verse; pentameter; rhyme; versification.
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god of verse. [Norse Myth.: Parrinder, 50]
of epic poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 159]
fountain; endowed drinker with poetic creativity. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 325]
creator of bucolic poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 75]
Muse of love lyrics. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 159]
Muse of lyric poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 159]
legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. [Gk. Lit.: Benét, 474]
Pleiade, The 16th
mountains sacred to Muses; hence, abode of poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 234]
Sappho (c. 620–c. 565 B. C.)
century poets sought to revitalize French literature. [Fr. Hist.: Benét, 795]
lyric poet sometimes called the “tenth muse.” [Gk. Lit.: Benét, 896–897]
the goddess of ancient fertility and the moon whose worship is claimed by Robert Graves to be the origin of poetry. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 1087]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. literature in metrical form; verse
2. the art or craft of writing verse
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