Definition of poetics in English:


Syllabification: po·et·ics
Pronunciation: /pōˈetiks


[treated as singular]
  • 1The art of writing poetry.
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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 or literature.
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    • I found myself inspired by Morton's arguments to reconsider ways I teach and write about not only the Romantic texts Morton analyzes, but also poetics and literary theory overall.
    • With his new works, the artist further reveals himself to be an expert in the poetics of systems theory.
    • In his introduction the author presents a poetics of the psalmic imagination.

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