American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Literary criticism that deals with the nature, forms, and laws of poetry.
- n. A treatise on or study of poetry or aesthetics.
- n. The practice of writing poetry; poetic composition.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of criticism which treats of the nature and laws of poetry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The principles and rules of the art of poetry.
- n. study of poetic works
- From the Poetics of Aristotle (Wiktionary)
“While this might be referred to as a poetics of labor it challenges the notion of what it means to be a poet if we consider poetry as also way of surviving and living in the world.”
“The tone of your critique seems to say that conceptual poetics is not enough and in some way needs to move outside of its own discourse in order to validate your own sense of worth, which is something that conceptual poetics may never do: might be a case of round pegs in square holes.”
“The goal in immersive textuality, similar to that of McGann's quantum poetics, is to create”
“Correspondingly, radical poetics is not quite satisfied with how authorship is represented in Williams.”
“This essay is a testing ground for "ambience," exploring the role of space in poetics, ideology and theory, building on the conclusion to the book The Poetics of Spice.”
“Less concern has been delivered upon passion as a principle of vitality in poetics, as part of the very structures and dynamisms of poems.”
“A remarkable prose stylist, Paz has written a prolific body of essays, including several book-length studies, in poetics, literary and art criticism, as well as on Mexican history, politics and culture.”
“His most favoured poetics is always that which allies itself with the memory of”
“This may have been what was going through the mind of Derek Walcott’s mother when she used to take him through challenging formal lessons in poetics as a child.”
“It does something to you, to your body, to your sense of poetics, which is the point of making a sculpture.”
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