Meaning of poetics
Pronunciation: (pō-et'iks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- literary criticism treating of the nature and laws of poetry.
- the study of prosody.
- a treatise on poetry.
- (cap., italics) a treatise or collection of notes on aesthetics (4th centuryb.c.) by Aristotle.
- poetics (Thesaurus)