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poetic licence

noun [U] UK (US poetic license) uk   us  
the act by a writer or poet of changing facts or rules to make a story or poem more interesting or effective: She used a fair amount of poetic licence when describing her life in rural France.
Translations of “poetic licence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 詩的破格, 藝術變通手法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诗的破格, 艺术变通手法…
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