metaphysical poetry


metaphysical poetry
noun
: highly intellectualized poetry marked by bold and ingenious conceits, incongruous imagery, complexity and subtlety of thought, frequent use of paradox, and often by deliberate harshness or rigidity of expression

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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