Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech:

Poetic, poetical.

Part of speech: noun

An inferior poet.

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Usage examples "poetaster":

  1. A good young man with a pathetic career; but a poetaster merely. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.
  2. Everybody of any education was either a poet or a poetaster. - "Bushido, the Soul of Japan", Inazo Nitobé.
  3. But while the new poetaster informs you of the abstract notion, the ancient poet gives you the concrete fact; as Mr. Tennyson has done with wonderful art in his exquisite " St. Agnes," where the saint's subjective mysticism appears only as embodied in objective pictures: Break up the heavens, oh Lord! - "Literary and General Lectures and Essays", Charles Kingsley.