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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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  • "throwing a visual image on the mind" - from Chinese for Beginners

    July 8, 2007