And the train sped on into the heart of Nebraska, along the unpoetic valley of the Platte.
He cultivated the unconventional and introduced the most unpoetic and uncouth words.
The poet Milton fathered, legitimately enough, an unpoetic posterity.
"You bet your life it's wonderful," agreed the unpoetic William.
The most urgent of these needs is a very material and unpoetic one.
unpoetic and unromantic indeed was this first sight of England.
In his stead is an unpoetic being, clad in all sorts of unpoetic clothing, and no two of them alike.
But modern men and women are essentially undramatic, and unpoetic.
There is something rude, strange, and unpoetic about him at first sight that is sure to give most readers of poetry a shock.
They had parted for ever, last April, in a not unpoetic atmosphere.
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.).