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English definition of “poetic licence”

poetic licence

noun [U] 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.Representation in art and in generalLiterary criticism
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