Antonyms for poetry

prose, Inarticulateness.

Quotes of poetry

  1. But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell. – Lascelles Abercrombie
  2. Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. – Jorge Luis Borges
  3. I've always written, all my life, and when I was very young I developed an interest in poetry – Jeffery Deaver
  4. For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment; in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss. – Edward Dowden
  5. Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process. – Franz Grillparzer
  6. Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  7. In fact, in lyric poetry truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself. – Seamus Heaney
  8. Poetry even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. – James Joyce
  9. Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. – John Keats
  10. Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry without a certain unsoundness of mind. – Thomas B. Macaulay
  11. I was very interested in American poetry for many years. Much less now. – Norman MacCaig
  12. One of the most powerful devices of poetry is the use of distortions. You can go from talking about the way a minute passes to the way a century passes, or a lifetime. – Robert Morgan
  13. So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday. – Aaron Neville
  14. Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity. – George Oppen
  15. There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred- by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry blue jeans. – Helen Thomas

Usage examples for poetry

  1. What are the eternal objects of poetry among all nations and at all times? – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  2. If music and sweet poetry agree, As they must needs, the sister and the brother, Then must the love be great 'twixt thee and me, Because thou lov'st the one, and I the other. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  3. I never shall forget the first piece of her poetry I ever see. – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  4. I must say I take no pleasure in poetry that will not. – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  5. To him poetry is always a fight, always work, always a plan. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  6. There is little danger of making poetry that is good enough to be given as poetry do the work of information- teaching. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  7. Are you fond of poetry Miss Heron? – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  8. In short, Haydn is in music what Gellert is in poetry – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  9. There has been too much said in the past about the old principle of sharp division between poetry and prose. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  10. I put some poetry in Mr. Hobbs's watch. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. But do you write poetry – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  12. I suggest that you think what that would have meant to you- to you who love poetry – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  13. The English have or have had poetry – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  14. Her name, too, was poetry itself. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  15. Poetry had hitherto made no appeal to her; she did not care much for the little book. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  16. Poetry can only express what is original in one sense- the sense in which we speak of original sin. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  17. They were her expressions of the romance and poetry that had been in her; and though the expressions doubtless were poor, the romance and poetry of her heart had been high and noble. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  18. I never saw anything of the kind before, and had no idea how poetry was made. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  19. Love is the poetry of the senses. – The Physiology of Marriage, Part I. by Honore de Balzac
  20. I mean it,- write poetry you know. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells