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  • House of the Tragic Poet
    House of the Tragic Poet
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poet a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sylvia Plath was a famous poet who killed herself at age thirty-one by sticking her head into a gas oven
    • n Poet 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."
      "A poet is a maker, as the word signifies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is believed that the Greek poet Aeschylus was killed when a bird flying overhead dropped a tortoise and struck him. Birds have been known to carry shellfish to great heights and drop them in order crack the shells.
    • n poet One who composes or indites a poem: an author of metrical compositions.
    • n poet One skilled in the art of making poetry, or of metrical composition; one distinguished by the possession of poetic faculties or susceptibilities; one endowed with the gift and power of imaginative invention and creation attended by corresponding eloquence of expression, commonly but not necessarily in a metrical form.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Seven cities claim to be the birthplace of the Greek epic poet Homer. He is also thought to have been born in either 1159 B.C., 1102 B.C., 1044 B.C., 830 B.C., or 685 B.C.
    • n Poet pō′et the author of a poem: one skilled in making poetry: one with a strong imagination
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  • Walt Whitman
    “To have great poets, there must be great audiences too.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing.”
  • Plato
    “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”
  • Luis Bunuel
    “A paranoiac, like a poet, is born, not made.”
  • Ben Johnson
    “A good poet's made as well as born.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “The eye is the notebook of the poet.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. poëte, L. poëta, fr. Gr., fr. to make. Cf. Poem
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poète—L. poeta—Gr. poiētēspoiein, to make.


In literature:

Chesterton, on the other hand, considers that Browning was the finest love poet of the world.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
He is, accordingly, of all poets the most simple and direct.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
For every word we have, there was such a man and poet.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
A poet, and not to have felt the tender passion, would be a creature which the world has never yet seen.
"The Poetical Works of William Collins" by William Collins
Beranger had all the qualifications for a popular poet.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
Always in the literary poets are we impressed with the art of the poet as something distinct from the poet himself, and more or less put on.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
Men of letters were in danger of chastisement from the poets or politicians whom they criticised or vilified.
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
Pictures and painters had their part, too, in the unconscious culture that surrounded the future poet.
"The Brownings" by Lilian Whiting
Father, mother, and children all worked as hard as they were able, and none more ungrudgingly than the poet.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
Events of consequence now happened thickly in the poet's life.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If fiction the fame of a poet thus raises, What poets are you that have writ his praises?
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
It was the poet's sorrow for the poet, who had almost been to him what the elder brother is to the younger.
"Spenser" by R. W. Church
The concluding pages of his sketch of Southey, in view of that poet's rancor against him, are almost defiant in their magnanimity.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
A verse of Scripture is written within each cover by the poet's hand, and fastened within is a lock of Mary's golden hair.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
He will be a Poet if he have: a Poet in word; or failing that, perhaps still better, a Poet in act.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Not to the poet's eye alone is their language addressed.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
For to have been one of the first poets in the world is but his second praise.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Athens is beggared of poets; and Dionysus goes down to Hades to bring back a poet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
It is necessary to be a scholar with a scholar, and a poet with a poet.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
But, after all, a poet is a poet, and at last I succeeded in persuading him to produce this exhibit.
"Literature in the Making" by Various

In poetry:

And, though in clearest light arrayed
The Poet's song should shine,
Sometimes his far—off voice will fade
Into the dim divine.
""The lark confinèd in his cage"" by Alfred Austin
Then I whisper—"O, ye poets
That stand on the hills of life,
Your eyes are upon the battle,
But ye stand apart from the strife.
"I Stand With My Shoulder To Shoulders" by Alexander Anderson
There is no peace to be taken
With poets who are young,
For they worry about the wars to be fought
And the songs that must be sung.
"Old Poets" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
The poet's secret I must know,
If that will calm my restless mind.
I hail the seasons as they go,
I woo the sunshine, brave the wind.
"The Poet's Secret" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
I’ll shut mine eyes, my Poet choice,
And spend the day with thee;
I’ll dream thou art a fountain voice
Which God hath sent to me!
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
We praise not now the poet's art,
The rounded beauty of his song;
Who weighs him from his life apart
Must do his nobler nature wrong.
"Bryant On His Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Poet and Dorchester resident Anna Ross enjoys her backyard with her daughter Ita Berg.
45 AM on June 21, 2012 by Chris Roberts Filed under: Art Hounds, Dance, Events, Galleries, Minnesota Poets, Music, Poetry.
Daniel Halpern, a poet, is the editor of Antaeus magazine and editor in chief of Ecco Press Published: June 05, 1988.
To poets, love might be a many-splendored thing.
Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, center right, stands with Luz Maria Davila during an event of the 'Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity' in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday.
Marketing departments are turning to poets to help inspire their companies' clientele .
15 paperback Many of our greatest poets came to us in ruins.
Armed with the writings of the Beat poets and.
This celebration of Congolese art includes a poetry reading by Congolese poet Father Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula, S.J.
Thou Shalt " Covet ": Louisville poet, Lynnell Edwards, releases her newest collection at Carmichael's.
Two events explore the work of Indian poet and artist Rabindranath Tagore.
D McClatchy's latest book is "White Paper," a collection of essays on American poets Published: May 21, 1989.
Catholic mystic Hugo Ball and poet/impresario Tristan Tzara launched it in Zurich as World War I blazed all around.
Poets say that the eyes are the windows to the soul.
Twenty-nine years later, in December 1918, the first collection of his poems was published, assembled and edited by his friend, the poet Robert Bridges.

In science:

Further, there is no consensus among scientists, poets or philosophers on what constitutes a good quantitative measure of complexity.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
POET: POlarimeters for Energetic Transients. arXiv, 2008, 0810.2499v1 Produit N, Barao F, Deluit S, et al. POLAR, a compact detector for gamma-ray bursts photon polarization measurements.
Light collection of POLAR detector
Adams et al. (2011b) have since obtained 19 new transit light curves, primarily with the high-resolution MagIC camera on the Magellan telescopes. A few transits were also observed using the POETS and IMACS imagers on the same telescopes, and with GMOS on Gemini-South.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
One more transit was observed using POETS without a filter, in an attempt to achieve a lower Poisson noise.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
The combined solution was calculated excluding the unfiltered POETS data, and the errorbars were (as usua l) conservatively not reduced in light of the low χ 2 ν values.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
The polarization of the GRB prompt emission could become a main aim to the future already proposed space missions, e.g., POLAR (Produit et al. 2005), POET (Hill et al. 2008) or TSUBAME (Arimoto et al. 2008).
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
The law has caught the attention of poets and philosophers and has been called the greatest scientific achievement of the nineteenth century.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Before considering the full electron-hydrogen ionization problem, here, we consider Coulomb three-body system within Temkin-Poet (TP) model [7, 8].
Hyperspherical Partial Wave Theory with Two-term Error Correction
They have developed a variable-spacing finite-difference algorithm that rapidly propagates the general solution of Schr¨odinger equation to large distances, originally used by Poet to solve TP model.
Hyperspherical Partial Wave Theory with Two-term Error Correction
Examples are thus to be treated with a grain of salt; to quote the famous poet: ”It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.” (O.
Beauty and charm results from $B$-factories
He also made many very beautiful translations from several poets, as Shakespeare, Queneau, Borges.
Carlo Cercignani's Interests for the Foundations of Physics
This result was never published since at this point its author decided she did not want to be a physicist, she wanted to be a poet.
Gleason, Kochen-Specker, and a competition that never was
The Peruvian writer and poet José María Arguedas imagined “picaflores que llegan hasta el sol para beberle su fuego”, that is, hummingbirds flying toward the sun to drink his fire.
Maria Reiche's Line to Archaeoastronomy
The CCC method was tested by Bray and Stelbovics (1992b) on the Temkin-Poet (Temkin 1962, Poet 1978) (S-wave) model of electronhydrogen scattering, where only states of zero orbital angular momentum are retained.
Calculation of the free-free transitions in the electron-hydrogen scattering S-wave model