poetess

[poh-i-tis]
noun
a woman who writes poetry.

Origin:
1520–30; poet + -ess


See -ess.
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poet or (sometimes when feminine) poetess (ˈpəʊɪt)
 
n
1.  a person who writes poetry
2.  a person with great imagination and creativity
 
[C13: from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs maker, poet, from poiein to make]
 
poetess or (sometimes when feminine) poetess
 
n
 
[C13: from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs maker, poet, from poiein to make]

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The speaker told of the early struggles of the poetess, of her impediments anil final suc cess.
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