Poetic license, the right granted to poets to change or invert ordinary syntax or deviate from common diction or pronunciation in order to meet the metrical or tonal needs of their writing,...
Literary license (Latin licentia poetica) is a method that permits a writer to disregard some grammar, punctuation, or spelling norms in order to generate a rethorical impact. It is most commonly used by poets.
It can also be used by novelists and playwrights to introduce ambiguity into their texts through the use of dialect, slang, colloquial language, and other non-standard forms. This allows them to more effectively convey an idea or message through rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, and other poetic devices rather than solely through meaning.
In journalism, literary license is a term used by writers to describe how they decide what information to include in their articles. The decision on what information to include may be based on what will make for a more compelling story, or simply because it happened. Sometimes writers will even create stories out of thin air just to see what kind of newsworthy content they can come up with.
Journalists often have to make quick decisions about what information to include in their articles since they are usually working under time constraints. Thus, they tend to use their literary license to compose articles that contain interesting facts about certain subjects even if they aren't necessarily relevant to human life.
Poetic diction refers to the language style, terminology, and metaphors employed in the composition of poetry. It was despised by twentieth-century Modernist poets, who asserted once more that there was no such thing as a "prosaic" term inappropriate for poetry. The American poet Allen Ginsberg called poetic diction "a morass of confusion".
Some modern writers have revived the use of poetic diction, including William Empson and John Fuller. They believe that certain terms are better suited to poetry than others are, and so use them with confidence and effect.
Many words used in writing are appropriate to either prose or poetry. Some are commonly regarded as poetic, such as "muse", "sigh", "gaze", "stain", "effulgence", while others are thought of as proper to prose, such as "write", "record", "declare". Many writers prefer one type of word over another. For example, George Bernard Shaw disliked using "dreadful" as an adjective for fear of its being taken from prose, so instead he used "terrible" or "grim" - which are much more suitable for dramatic effects.
The choice of poetic diction depends on the nature of the poem itself.
A variation from truth or form for artistic purposes is referred to as artistic license (along with other contextually specific derivative phrases such as poetic license, historical license, dramatic license, narrative license, and creative license). The term is used in reference to the use of creativity in writing stories and poems. The writer may choose what facts to include and what facts not to include when writing a story or poem. The artist can also choose how characters should act or speak; they can make mistakes or do things incorrectly.
Artistic license includes several different types of deviations from truth or fact that writers may take in order to create a more entertaining story or poem. For example, a writer may change names or locations without changing the character or plot of their work, so long as it does not contradict information established within the text. Authors often make minor adjustments to characters' physical appearance or attire, such as adding or removing an accessory like a hat or scarf, changing the color of clothing, or altering some other detail which might be considered non-essential to the story.
Writers also have the right to change something about their characters or settings that actually occurs during the course of the story or poem. For example, if an event that happens in a book or movie is upsetting to readers or viewers, the author could alter the scene or remove it entirely.