Definition of poetics in English:


Line breaks: poet|ics
Pronunciation: /pəʊˈɛtɪks


[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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