Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Poetry, scavanged from a list of things.

po·et·ry -tr)
1. The art or work of a poet.
a. Poems regarded as forming a division of literature.
b. The poetic works of a given author, group, nation, or kind.
3. A piece of literature written in meter; verse.
4. Prose that resembles a poem in some respect, as in form or sound.
5. The essence or characteristic quality of a poem.
6. A quality that suggests poetry, as in grace, beauty, or harmony: the poetry of the dancer's movements.
Middle English poetrie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin
Poetry (from the "Greek+language" "ποίησις", poiesis, a "making" or "creating") is a form of "art" in which "language" is used for its "aesthetics" and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible "meaning+(linguistics)". Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in "poetic+drama", "hymn" or "lyrics".


Writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through its meaning, sound, and rhythm. It may be distinguished from "prose" by its compression, frequent use of conventions of "metre" and "rhyme", use of the line as a formal unit, heightened vocabulary, and freedom of syntax. Its emotional content is expressed through a variety of techniques, from direct description to symbolism, including the use of "metaphor" and "simile".
"White+Goddess" the goddess of ancient fertility and the moon whose worship is claimed by Robert Graves to be the origin of poetry. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 1087]

The Polish historian of aesthetics, Władysław Tatarkiewicz, in a paper on "The Concept of Poetry," traces the evolution of what is in fact two "concepts" of poetry. Tatarkiewicz points out that the term is applied to two distinct things that, as the poet "Paul Valary" observes, "at a certain point find union. Poetry [...] is an art based on language. But poetry also has a more general meaning [...] that is difficult to define because it is less determinate: poetry expresses a certain "mind"." .

""/poetry" \l "endnote_Concept13"

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