Quotes containing word "poetry"

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Definitions and meanings of word "poetry"

• Noun: literature in metrical form

• Noun: any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling

Featured authors with quotes containing word "poetry"

Peter Davison
14 quotes about poetry
British Actor
Born Friday 13 April 1951
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
11 quotes about poetry
German Critic, Poet, Leader, Scholar
Tuesday 10 March 1772 - Monday 12 January 1829
John Drinkwater
12 quotes about poetry
English Poet
Thursday 1 June 1882 - Thursday 25 March 1937
Mark Strand
10 quotes about poetry
American Poet, Consultant
Wednesday 11 April 1934 - Saturday 29 November 2014
Eugenio Montale
10 quotes about poetry
Italian Writer, Poet, Editor
Monday 12 October 1896 - Saturday 12 September 1981
A. R. Ammons
8 quotes about poetry
American Poet
Thursday 18 February 1926 - Sunday 25 February 2001
Andrew Motion
8 quotes about poetry
English Novelist, Poet
Born Sunday 26 October 1952
Lafcadio Hearn
6 quotes about poetry
Japanese Writer, Author
Thursday 27 June 1850 - Monday 26 September 1904
Norman MacCaig
8 quotes about poetry
Scottish Poet
Monday 14 November 1910 - Tuesday 23 January 1996
Lascelles Abercrombie
9 quotes about poetry
British Critic, Poet
Sunday 9 January 1881 - Thursday 27 October 1938

They need to learn poetry. They don't need to learn about poetry. They don't need to be told how to interpret poetry. They don't need to be told how to understand poetry. They need to learn it.

Peter Davison

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A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.

Lafcadio Hearn

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Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry.

Michael Tippett

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Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.

Salvatore Quasimodo

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The more poetry you have in the head, the more poetry you will understand because you will be getting to the roots of what it is that makes people write poetry at all.

Peter Davison

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While also, importantly, not wanting to dumb it down or pretend the days of 'difficult' poetry are over, because we live in a pluralist culture and there's room for 'difficult' poetry alongside rap and everything else. And poetry won't be for everyone, but everyone should have the choice.

Andrew Motion

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Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.

Ian Hamilton Finlay

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If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.

Jim Jarmusch

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I think the best American poetry is the poetry that utilizes the resources of poetry rather than exploits the defects or triumphs of the poet's personality.

Mark Strand

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If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'

A. R. Ammons

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When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy

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I think we fool ourselves and really negate a great deal of history if we think that the oral history of poetry is shorter than the written history of poetry. It's not true. Poetry has a longer oral tradition than it does written.

Saul Williams

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I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry.

Diane Wakoski

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Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.

Julie Taymor

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Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation. I don't care; that's what poetry is supposed to do.

Diane Wakoski

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Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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I don't like political poetry, and I don't write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers.

Diane Wakoski

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Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.

Salvatore Quasimodo

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