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  • n. A visual poem in the shape of an object.


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  • Drawing on the traditional figure poem as well as on the works of Pound, Joyce, and Cum - mings, many international experimenters developed,

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries both the emblem book and the figure poem stand as vivid exam - ples of ut pictura poesis, as well as of theories that presented the various arts either as mutually reinforc - ing agents or as a combination forming a hybrid art such as the masque, ballet, or opera.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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