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  • Pound describes three main methods of 'charging language': melopoeia: 'inducing emotional correlations by the sound and rhythm of speech' phanopoeia: 'throwing the object onto the visual imagination' logopoeia: 'using the intellectual and emotional associations of words and word groups'

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  • (Pauses) Ezra Pound (on whom her doctoral dissertation was based) talked about poetry's three effects: logopoeia (verbal impact), phanopoeia (visual imagery) and mellopoeia (rhythm or sound).

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  • "Logopoeia, 'the dance of the intellect among words,' that is to say, it employs words not only for their direct meaning, but it takes count in a special way of habits of usage, of the context we expect to find with the word... It holds the ├Žsthetic content which is peculiarly the domain of verbal manifestation and can not possibly be contained in plastic or in music." — Ezra Loomis Pound, NY Herald-Tribune, January 20th, 1929

    August 8, 2008