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Should the former be merged into the latter? Should the former be blacklisted to avoid misuse in the future or just make them synonyms?

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The posts marked seem to consist of posts about poetic language but not (classical or formal) poetry. The highest-voted question under that tag asks for a poetic term for enjoying the breeze.

While it is accurate to say that poetry is simply the noun form of poetic, the term poetry has acquired enough of a distinctive meaning that it is a little uncomfortable to call flowery or vivid prose poetry. Describing it as poetic still seems appropriate, maybe in the sense that even though it isn't poetry, it is like poetry.

I think there is a place for the two tags to have separate identities. For clarity, I'd suggest renaming to poetic prose.


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