I saw this sentence as an example of pun or wordplay. But I couldn't find out where the wordplay is. Any idea?
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Graceful movement is often described as "poetry in motion"; the pun is in the similarity in sound between poetry and poultry. If one isn't familiar with the common phrase, then the humour disappears.