Definition of poetics in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəʊˈɛtɪks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
1The art of writing poetry: both poetics and rhetoric make use of narrative structure
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  • At the heart of Ivonginus's text, however, is the criticism of artistic performance, and here rhetoric is conjoined to poetics to form a single piece.
  • I point this out not so much to place Notley in a French, theoretical context (which she rejects), but to give a context for some of the questions I ask her regarding poetry and poetics.
  • Though this phraseology is mine, knowledge of a similar sort is included in Archie's abstractions about motion, and has its psychical equivalent in his views about poetry and his own poetics.
1.1The study of linguistic techniques in poetry and literature: the terminology of traditional poetics
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  • In literary studies, this is a contrast between poetics and hermeneutics.
  • The distinctions between these two domains are frequently contested and debated in the realms of semiotics, structuralism, poetics, and aesthetics.
  • He teaches poetry and poetics at University in Albany, NY where he lives with Nicole Peyrafitte & their son Miles.

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