Antonyms for poetic

literal, prosaic, prose, unrhetorical, matter of fact, factual.

Quotes of poetic

  1. Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder. – Thomas Aquinas
  2. The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic – Harold Bloom
  3. My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc. – David Bohm
  4. Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them. – John Drinkwater
  5. I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry. – Muhammad Iqbal
  6. In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified. – Roman Jakobson
  7. All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more. – Oskar Kokoschka
  8. If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. – Fran Lebowitz
  9. Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that. – Pat Metheny
  10. What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other. – Manuel Puig
  11. The poet's other readers are the ancient poets, who look upon the freshly written pages from an incorruptible distance. Their poetic forms are permanent, and it is difficult to create new forms which can approach them. – Salvatore Quasimodo
  12. Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique. – Karl Shapiro
  13. Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry. – Wislawa Szymborska
  14. I would never write realistic prose. I don't like people who try to write in a poetic style, but in the course of their book abandon it for realism, and weave back and forth like drunkards between the surreal and the real. – Marguerite Young

Usage examples for poetic

  1. The Umatillas have poetic minds. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. That's what makes him so poetic and so refined." – The Pond by Carl Ewald
  3. Such is poetic license. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  4. Nothing could be lower than the poetic taste in Alexandria at this time. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  5. Writers who have by an attentive consideration of the poets achieved the faculty of poetic diction and rhythm quite often fall into this error. – An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams by Pierre Nicole
  6. Lowell's poetic marriage did not last quite ten years. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  7. Bonaparte was insensible to the charms of poetic harmony. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. Metre will never be fully understood until studied in connection with vocal expression, nor will vocal expression ever rise to its true place until applied to the interpretation not only of poetic thought, but of such elements of poetic form as metre. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  9. In poetic style and dramatic treatment it is a work of art." – Porzia by Cale Young Rice
  10. But these were poetic visions that shifted and waved with every fleeting fancy. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  11. Or have melodious airs the power To give one free, poetic hour? – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  12. The inner purpose of this poetic romance is to show the search of the soul for absolute Beauty. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  13. " They are great and noble beings, given to poetic flights and magnificent deeds. – The Reluctant Weapon by Howard L. Myers
  14. These feelings I prefer to show after the author's poetic custom in verse. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  15. In those days poetic meant classic. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  16. Living flowers- what a poetic idea! – Trumps by George William Curtis
  17. On the other hand, Dante's description is too mild on the whole, too poetic – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  18. The trees are fine, remarkably fine for Greece, and there is something very poetic in the spring of clear running water. – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  19. To so high a degree is this the case that it is sometimes difficult to be sure whether we are concerned with a real maiden of flesh and blood or only a poetic symbol of womanhood. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  20. A wistful look came into his brilliant poetic eyes. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli