His words were purposeful, almost business-like, with the tautest of poetical flourishes.
Classical allusions, poetical turns of phrase, antique diction, recondite words.
The paper was written on the topic, "Milton's poetical Achievement."
No beauties, poetical or musical, have been passed down to us from any actual man called Orpheus.
Myths are of three kinds: Historical, Philosophical, and poetical.
His justice is all poetical justice, exactly what justice should be.
While still a young man, he ranked among the poetical contributors to the Newcastle Magazine.
But this, like many other literary associations, is a piece of poetical injustice.
That atmosphere, which is of its essence, is the first thing to be lost, in the staging of most poetical plays.
All of them are rhetorical and poetical rather than dialectical, but glimpses of truth appear in them.
1520s, from poet + -ic, or else from or influenced by Middle French poetique (c.1400), from Latin poeticus, from Greek poietikos "pertaining to poetry," literally "creative, productive," from poietos "made," verbal adjective of poiein "to make" (see poet). Related: Poetics (1727). Poetic justice "ideal justice as portrayed in plays and stories" is from 1670s. Poetic license attested by 1733.
Earlier adjective was poetical (late 14c.); also obsolete poetly (mid-15c.). Related: Poetically (early 15c.).