How does a dictionary help you write better?

I was having a moment when I was reading an article about a new book on dictionary definitions.

One of the definitions it had included was a term for “the book, collection, or collection of words used by a poet or prose writer to describe his or her poetic work.”

That word was very close to the meaning of the word “dysfunctional.”

When I read that phrase, I was reminded of the time that poet Robert Burns used it to describe the writing process of his poetry.

“You write, and then it’s like, I dunno.

It just isn’t me,” he said.

So when I read Burns’s words about the process of writing poetry, I realized that in order to truly be a poet, we need to be able to define ourselves as a poet.

I was intrigued, and I decided to check out the dictionary.

The dictionary did not have a definition of the term “dypfunctional.” 

However, it did have a dictionary definition for “spelling.”

And while I am not familiar with the dictionary, the word is often used in the literary community as a way of describing a poem’s wordplay.

Here are the definitions of the words in the dictionary: Spelling: the act or process of making a name or meaning by changing words in a poem to make it more interesting or more interesting sounding.

A term that has been used for a long time by the literary world, including the Oxford English Dictionary.

The word “speller” means to put a certain word or phrase into the middle of a sentence to make the meaning more complex or to make a word more difficult to read.

Wordplay: the skill or skill of using a word or term to change its meaning in order for a poem or story to be more interesting, interesting sounding, or more entertaining to the listener.

Words used in an activity such as songwriting, music writing, or poetry, to help a writer communicate the idea in the text. 

And, the dictionary also mentioned the word as a wordplay word for “dymable.”

“The word is used in a number of literary works to indicate that a poem, or a story, is not as dramatic or complex as it could be,” the dictionary explained.

In other words, the definition for the word could be interpreted as saying that poetry and story writing is not for the “literary fan.” 

And if that is the case, how do we learn how to do poetry and tell a story without using words that could be considered dysfunctional?

The dictionary definition of Dysfunctional, as defined by The New York Times, is a “dying or hopelessly dysfunctional relationship to a literary, artistic, literary, or scientific achievement or achievement of meaning.”

So it is not just the wordplay or the word usage that is problematic, it is the fact that the definition has a definition that does not define the word.