Definitions for: Poet


[n] A writer of poems.



Webster (1913) Definition: Po"et, n. [F. po["e]te, L. po["e]ta, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to
make. Cf. Poem.]
One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius
for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an
imaginative thinker or writer.

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance
from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven. --Shak.

A poet is a maker, as the word signifies. --Dryden.

Poet laureate. See under Laureate.

See Also: A. E. Housman, Alcaeus, Alfred Edward Housman, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Bradstreet, Anne Dudley Bradstreet, Apollinaire, Arnold, Arp, Auden, author, bard, Baudelaire, Benet, Bertolt Brecht, Blake, Boccaccio, Bradstreet, Brecht, Brooke, Browning, Burns, Byron, Calderon, Calderon de la Barca, Carducci, Carew, Catullus, Charles Baudelaire, Charles Pierre Baudelaire, Chaucer, Ciardi, Coleridge, Corneille, Cowper, Crane, Cynewulf, Cynwulf, Dante, Dante Alighieri, de la Mare, Dickinson, Donne, Dryden, Edward Fitzgerald, Edward James Hughes, elegist, Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Fitzgerald, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Frost, Gaius Valerius Catullus, Garcia Lorca, Geoffrey Chaucer, George Gordon Byron, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Gilbert, Ginsberg, Giosue Carducci, Giovanni Boccaccio, Goethe, Gray, Guillaume Apollinaire, Hans Arp, Harold Hart Crane, Hart Crane, Herrick, Hesiod, Hoffmannsthal, Hogg, Homer, Hopkins, Horace, Housman, Hughes, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, James Hogg, Jean Arp, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, John Anthony Ciardi, John Ciardi, John Donne, John Dryden, Lorca, Lord Byron, Matthew Arnold, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Pierre Corneille, Poet Laureate, poetess, Robert Browning, Robert Burns, Robert Frost, Robert Herrick, Robert Lee Frost, Rupert Brooke, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sir William Gilbert, Sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale, sonneteer, Stephen Vincent Benet, T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Thomas Carew, Thomas Gray, Thomas Stearns Eliot, W. H. Auden, Walter de la Mare, Walter John de la Mare, Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzki, William Blake, William Cowper, William Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert, writer, Wystan Hugh Auden

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