poetic diction

Main Entry:  poetic diction
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  language used in poetry; vocabulary, phrasing, and usage appropriate for verse
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poetic diction

grandiose, elevated, and unfamiliar language, supposedly the prerogative of poetry but not of prose.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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