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Poetry & the Thesauras

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 11:38 PM Comments comments (0)

From "ROGET'S Interational Thesaurus,"

Crowell Co. 1946 Copyright - #597. "Poetry"

  • Note #10 in RED


1. n. poetry, poetics, poesy, minstrelsy [arch], rhyme or rime, verse, song, "musical thought" (Carlyle), "the rhythmical creation of beauty" (Poe), "the language of the gods" (S. Rogers), "emotions recollected in tranquillity" (Wordsworth), "vinum daemonum" (St. Augustine); blank verse; free verse, ers libre; runic verse, runes; epic poetry or verse, epopee, epopoeia; elegiac poetry or verse, elegiac or elegiacs; satirical poetry, satire; heroic verse, mock-heroic verse; lyric poetry, ballad poetry, narrative poetry, alliterative poetry; Leonine verse (see Leonine etc. adj.); light verse, society verse, verse de societe [F.].

2. n. poem, poetical or metrical composition, poesy [now rare], verse, rhyme or rime, song, lay; verselet, versicle, versicule [rare] versiculus [L.]; lyric, lyric poem; epic, epic poem, epos, epopee, epopoeia; pastoral poem, pastoral, bucolic, georgic; rondeau, rondel, roundel, rondelet [rate], roundelay; rhapsody; idyl or idyll, idyllium or idyllion [L.]; dithyramb, dithyrambus; palinode, palinody [arch.]; ode, epode, eclogue, Anacreontic, sonnet, triolet, sestina, virelay, ballade, cento, gazel, madrigal, monody, elegy, amoebaeum, satire, nursery rhyme, jingle, limerick; opera, libretto.

3. n. (bad poetry) doggerel, doggerel verse, brambo clink or jingle [Scot.], Hudibrastic verse; macaronics, macaronic verse; lamb verses, limping meters, halting rhyme.

4. n. book of verse, anthology, posy [arch], garland; miscellany, "disjecta membra poetae" (Horace); poetic works, poesy; compilation etc.

5. n. versification, poetization, prosody, orthometry [rare]; poetics, poeticism; poetcraft, versecraft, versemaking; rhyming etc. v., rhymery or rimery [derog.]; versmongering, versemongery; poetastering, poetastery, poetastry, poetasterism; scansion, scanning; furor poeticus [L.]; poetic license, licentia vatum [L.].

6. n. metrical structure or pattern, verse form, verse, versification; rhythm, thyme or rime [rare], cadence, meter, measure, numbers; metrical unit, foot; ictus, beat, accent, accentuation, rhythmical accent or accentuation; iambus, iambic, iamb; trochee, dactyl, anapaest, spondee, mora, triseme, tetraseme; caesura, diaeresis; dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, catalexis; pentameter, hexameter, heptameter; Alexandrine; anacrusis; antispast; elegiac, eligiac meter.

7. n (poetic division) measure, strain; verse, stanza, stave, strophe; antistrophe; line, line of poetry; canto; couplet, distich; triplet, tercet, tristich; quatrain, tetrastich, pentastich, hexastich, heptastich, octastich; octave, ottava rima [It.]; sextet or sextette, sestet; refrain, chorus, burden, envoy, l'envoi [F.]

8. n. rhyme or rime, rhyme word or syllable, rhyming verse or poetry, jingle, crambo [derog.]; alliteration, assonance; masculine or feminine rhyme, perfect or imperfect rhyme, initial rhyme, end or tail rhyme, rhyme royal, bout-rime [F.]; rhyme scheme; rhyming dictionary.

9. n. muse, tuneful Nine, Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Calliope, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides [all Gr. Myth.]; Bragi [Norse Myth.]; poetic inspiration or genius, creative imagination, poesy [poetic], creative or imaginative power, fire of genius, coal from off the altar, Pierian spring; creative imagination, etc.

10. n. poet, poetess [fem.], bard, muse, Parnassian, scop [Hist.], maker [arch.], creator, composer, songsmith, "painter of the soul" [D'Israeli]; rhymer or rimer, rhymester or rimester; versemaker, versesmith, versewright [rare], verseman, verser [rare], versifier, versificator [rare], versificatrix [fem., rare], versicler [rare], versemonger, versifiaster; poetaster, poetastress [fem.], poetito [rare], poeticule, poetizer, poetling; minor poet, major poet; laureate, poet laureate; minstrel, jongeur; troubadour, trovatore [It.], trouveur, trouvere; Meistersinger, Minnesanger [both G.], minnesinger; improvisator, improvvisatore [It.], mprovvisatrice [It., fem.]

ballad maker or writer, ballader, balladmonger; runer, runesmith; pastoral poet, bucolic, bucoliast; epic poet, epic [obs.], epopoeist; rhapsodist, rhapsode [Gr. Antiq.]; lyrist, scald, idylist or idyllist, sonneteer, dithrambic, satirist, elegiast, palinodist, vers librist, vers libriste [F.], librettist.

poet-artist, poet-dramatist, poet-playwright, poet-painter, poet-musician, poet-historian, poet-novelist, poet-satirist, poet-thinker, poet-seer, poet-priest, poet-saint, poet-plowman, poet-farmer, poet-humorist, poet-king, poet-princess, poet-pilgrim, poet-patriot, poet-warrior; Bard or Avon, Shakespeare; Bard of Rydal Mount, Wordsworth; Bard of Ayrshire, Burns, Poets' Poet, Spenser; "genus irritabile vatum" (Horace).

11. n. Poethood, poetship; poet-laureateship.

12. v. poetize, poeticize, poesy, write or compose poetry, build the stately rime, sing deathless songs, make immortal verse, sing, "lisp in numbers" (Pope); versify, make verses, string verses together; rhyme or rime, alliterate; cap verses or rhymes; scan.

13. adj. poetic(al), poetly [rare, poetesque [rare], poetastric(al) [derog.]; poetlike, poetwise; lyric(al), tuneful; metric(al), rhythmic(al); iambic, dactylic, spondaic(al), trochaic, anapaestic, antispastic.

dramatic, lyrico-dramatic; epic, epopoean, lyrico-epic, Homeric(al); heroic; mock-heroic, Hudibrastic; pastoral, bucolic(al); elegiac(al), amoebaeic, scaldic, dithyrambic, rhapsodic(al), idyllic(al), georgic, Anacreontic, runic; Melibean, Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric, Pierian, Leonine; poetico-philosophic, poetico-mystical, poetico-mythological; rhyming or riming, rhymic or rimic, rhymy or rimy [rare]; assonant, assonantal, assonantic; alliterative.


"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." "Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given." Mark 4:24 

The DARK SAYINGS of PROPHECY---the secret things that belong unto the Lord our God---the opposite of the Spirit of Evil, the "Strange woman"---the Deep and Secret Things GOD Reveals of the Darkness and Light that Dwells with him; the wisdom and might, the OMNISCIENCE revealing the Revelations of Kings; all these things spoke (and embodied King Jesus when upon earth) unto the multitudes in PARABLES; and without a PARABLE spake he not unto them that would listen: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the PROPHET, saying, I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I will utter things which have been kept SECRET from the foundation of the world; the SECRETS of WISDOM, that they are double to that OF the "finding out of the Almighty to Perfection" (despite our iniquities); THE SECRETS of the heart sacrifice of sheep counted for the slaughter (as Jesus was); THE CONCEALED SECRETS of the matters of a faithful  spirit, harbored safe in the mulititude of counselors, where is the God in heaven that REVEALETH SECRETS and maketh known unto kings what shall be in the latter days (now), in the VISIONS of the heads (of kings, presidents, prime ministers, rich men, the high men of the earth, the merchants of the earth, and even dictators) what should come to pass hereafter (in our present moment of the future) and by THE REVEALER OF SECRETS; concerning human beings who receive THESE SECRETS, to make known the INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS AND VISIONS to kings, that all men may know their hearts and BY TRUTH know God is a God of God's, and a Lord of Kings; and indeed a REVEALER OF SECRETS because of DIVINE OMNISCIENCE, settling in their hearts and consciences, witnessing to the LAW OF GOD, in the day when God shall JUGDE THE SECRETS OF MEN by Jesus Christ according to the Gospel message of Glad Tidings of Good News. These are THE PROPHESYS WHICH MANIFEST THE SECRETS OF MEN'S HEARTS and cause them to fall down and worship and witness that GOD IS with (these) PROPHETS OF TRUTH, who are servants of Jesus Christ --- Apostles separated unto the Gospel of God as promised, for he promised his PROPHETS in the ancient holy scriptures (writ, graphe, documents) in THE PREDICTION of Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born just like the patriarch David was, in human flesh: whom now is made manifest, and BY THE SCRIPTURES OF THE PROPHETS, according to the EVERLASTING GOD, made known to all nations (ALL |PEOPLES) for the OBEDIENCE OF FAITH, which OBEDIENCE is deserving of a God of such WISDOM that he should be glorified for ever through Jesus, the christ. All these hath the INVISIBLE church (for those who have the kingdom of God within them) manifest in APOSTLES uppermost, then PROPHETS, then Teachers, then Miracles Workers, Healers and their gifts, Gifted Helpers, and Administrators of God, especially in all languages spoken by the nations (peoples); for the SPIRIT OF THE PROPHETS ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROPHETS that there may be no confusion of BABEL or BABYLON, but peace in all the INVISIBLE CHURCHES (of the hearts) of the saints; who are no more strangers but fellow citizens of God's GOVERNMENT, with the saints, and of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and PROPHETS, Jesus Christ himself being the CHIEF CORNERSTONE OF GOD THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF GOD. AMEN, and amen.

(This is a poem actually. It takes a bit of pain to read through it though, because the style is "continual paragraphing." References: De 29:29/Dan 2:2,3/ Mt 13:34-36/Job 11:6-7/Ps 44:21-22/Pv 11:13,14/Dan 2:29,30,47/Rm 2:15-17/Rm 1:2,3/1 Cor 12:28/14:32,33/Eph 2:20-22)