...equally useful would be a "poetry expert" (who could be presumed to be a lover of the subject). Linguaphile, of course, jumps to mind, but I'm looking for something that is specific to poetry, not just language in general. Thanks.

  • OED does actually list poetolatry - worship or immoderate veneration of poets. But I don't see anything in that general area for veneration of their literary output. – FumbleFingers Jul 21 '15 at 21:25
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    If you're willing to accept novel coinings, I think rhapsophile has a certain mellifluousness.... – Dan Bron Jul 21 '15 at 21:29
  • It's certainly nicer-sounding than poiesiphile. – SomethingDark Jul 21 '15 at 21:38
  • @DanBron mellifluosity – Mitch Jul 21 '15 at 22:19
  • @Mitch I originally wanted to say "melifluity" but the dictionary gave me no warrant and my poetic license expired last week. – Dan Bron Jul 21 '15 at 22:22

metrophile: sb with sexuoeroticism linked to poetry

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  • A metrophile is literally a lover of cities, but it has come to mean a lover of trains, from the nickname "metro" for metropolitan transport. You've taken a definition from freedictionary.com (without attribution). Are you sure you haven't hit an outlier? – deadrat Jul 22 '15 at 5:50
  • Where does it say so ? – Jimmy Jul 22 '15 at 15:48
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    @deadrat that is not the case (i.e. lover of cities). metro- (of Greek derivation) means "relating to poetic metre" and -phile (also of Greek derivation) means "lover (of something)". It is a plausible combination, if highly unusual. – Matt E. Эллен Jul 23 '15 at 14:55
  • @MattE.Эллен Point taken. Etymologically, a lover of cities would be "metropoliphile." But poetic meter isn't quite poetry, and the word would probably be "metroniphile," unless you wanted to mix Latin and Greek roots. In any case, "metrophile" is taken. – deadrat Jul 24 '15 at 4:13

that could be simple

I read

plato said "I'm a philosopher, a lover of wisdom"

in the magic tree house # 16

a lover of poetry = poet ???

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  • Please clean up your answer. It is unclearly formatted. Also, it is unlikely that poet is the desired answer, as you don't have to write poetry to appreciate it. – Matt E. Эллен Sep 25 '17 at 12:56

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