Poet

Definition of Poet

Po´et
n.1.One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer.
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.
- Shak.
A poet is a maker, as the word signifies.
- Dryden.
Poet laureate
See under Laureate.

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