Meaning of 诗

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(Trad.: 詩)
Pinyin: shī
English Definition: poem; Classifiers: ; poetry; verse; abbr. for Shijing 诗经 , the Book of Songs
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ ] court, office; temple, monastery
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Example Words
诗人 shī rén bard; poet
诗歌 shī poem; Classifiers:
诗词 shī verse
诗意 shī poetry; poetic quality or flavor
诗句 shī verse; Classifiers:
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Example Sentences
Benjamin: Yeah, I love his poems.
She listened to every book, every poem I read her.
She read me her favorite poem.
It's a longish poem, not in your anthology, but you can find it in The Complete Yeats, and I've given you on this handout page just a couple stanzas from it, so you have a sense of it.
His prose reads like poetry.