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Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sat Jan 8 15:49:50 EST 2000


On Sat, 8 Jan 2000 15:57:50 +0100 (CET), Britta Koch wrote:

>- pure poetry and poesy [2] (what exactly is the difference?)

None, as far as my trusty ol' Holman and Harmon says.  "Poesy: a variant and
synonym of poetry, current until about 1650 but thereafter picking up
connotations of archaism, preciousness, affectation and folly."  I always
wonder where they come up with the subjective bits of their definitions...I
think poesy sounds better anyway.

Melissa Proffitt
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