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Poetic justice is a literary device in which virtue is ultimately rewarded or vice punished, often in modern literature by an ironic twist of fate intimately related to the character's own conduct.
Poetic justice is referred to in "The Simpsons" episode "Boy Scoutz N the Hood." When Bart returns home from a Junior Campers meeting Homer asks "How was jerk practice boy? Did they teach you how to sing to trees and build crappy furniture out of useless wooden logs?" The chair that Homer is sitting on then breaks and he declares "D'oh! Stupid poetic justice."
by pullomeri September 04, 2007
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A phrase used to describe something that relates to one's actions or thoughts
Lucky by Jason Mraz is such poetic justice

What you just said is poetic justice! You're living my life!
by raineeday October 21, 2012
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Using literature (poems/ stories/ song....) to annoy/ inform your nemesis of their wrongdoings towards you or others.
'Oh my Gosh! She's crossed a line.'
'She needs some poetic justice!'
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A magistrate who issues poetic licenses to citizens, and also decides issues/disputes related to said poetic practices.
Poetic justice will likely view your text-composing "liberties" a lot more favorably if you always thoroughly document your literary sources and clearly explain the logic/reasoning behind your unorthodox text-composing practices.
by QuacksO April 24, 2018
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