Is "Riders To The Sea" a poetic drama?
Certainly! It's a drama, albeit, only a one-act, and it is poetic. Synge is at his most evocative in this work, using language to create a world that that is beautiful and awful at the same time. The beauty is not necessarily aesthetic beauty, but the starkness of the setting and the dreadfulness of the events carry a poetic beauty through Synge's words and phrases.