concrete poetry

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concrete poetry

n.
Poetry that visually conveys the poet's meaning through the graphic arrangement of letters, words, or symbols on the page.

concrete poetry

n
(Poetry) poetry in which the visual form of the poem is used to convey meaning

con′crete po′etry


n.
poetry in which effects are created by the spatial arrangement of words in patterns and shapes in print.
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Another embroidered work, Desire/Dread/Despair, 2012, takes the form of a concrete poem.
AG What is more potentially cheesy and treacherous than a concrete poem in this day and age, right?
That is, the concrete poem opens up a "verbivocovisual" "linguistic area" that maximizes the differing capacities of "digital" textual representation and "analogical" graphic design, but does not reconcile the two.
A recent instance is a sort of concrete poem distributed in postcard form by the expatriate New Zealander Jason Lofts, resident in "the unlikely place of the Principality of Liechtenstein," who "has designed an alternative souvenir of his home country.
The second item, "traffic", is a concrete poem about mad consumerism and traffic mayhem which reduces in triangular shape down to the last line, containing the single word cars.
I write a concrete poem about the oil spill swimming in the ocean alone, because it has 'drowned' (really it has killed) everything else.
My latest, my largest concrete poem yet, is an acrostic made from the various spellings of the word Cardiff as recorded by history.
Doors 1" is as much the script for a sound poem as it is a concrete poem.
Mallarme's concrete poem "Un Coup de des," on the other hand, presents a subjective vision of human loneliness amid a night sky by the arrangement of words on the page.
As Haroldo was already saying, in May 1957, the concrete poem would make use of a 'language accustomed to communicate the world of things as rapidly, as clearly and as efficiently as possible', in order to 'create a form', to create 'a parallel world to the world of things--the poem'.
LANGUAGE ARTS: A shape poem, or concrete poem, is a poem in which the shape of the poem adds to the poem's meaning.
The spirit of play is present in her formal strategies--a marvelous panorama of possibilities arrayed from free verse poems scored against the whiteness of the page to forms making judicious use of stanzas, couplets, a triadic line a la William Carlos Williams, to an interrogation poem that echos the call-and-response of religious liturgy, though here employed in an utterly profane context, and even a concrete poem with a canal down the middle of it.