poignant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poignant
sounds like "pregnant", think what the situation of a woman would be who is pregnant and watching a video of a "woman giving birth".. obviously gr8 but painful as well
POIGNANT sounds like POINT. I picture E.T. and Elliott pointing and touching index finger tips during that POIGNANT, famous scene.
Poise is something related to "great coolness and composure under strain" --poignant is somthing opposite to that..which implies Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings.
poignant poig( poison) + aunty; Aunty is poisonous i.e giving distress to us.