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found poem

n.
A text or piece of writing not originally intended as poetry, removed from its context and presented in poetic form as having aesthetic value.

found poetry n.

found′ po′em


n.
a poem made by combining or rearranging fragments of prose, as a speech or story, into a verselike structure.
[1965–70]

found poem

- A passage within prose that unintentionally reads like poetry.
See also related terms for poetry.
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I (first reviewer) was so moved by Carl Leggo's call to strong poetry that I felt it only fitting, in this poetry-infused chapter, to begin this review with a mash-up- style found poem taken directly from Leggo's words.
'Encroachment Spells Erosion' is, the writer tells us, a found poem. Every word has been found within the text of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake.* offers discourse from James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake and Walking Into Eternity opens with a James Joyce quote from Ulysses.
* Patchwork poem--i.e., found poem. This poem pieces together writing
In addition, after his assassination in prison, the prison found poem of the Palestinian poet, Samih Al-Qassem, titled "Enemy of The Sun."
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* This is a found poem, consisting entirely of fragments from
I mean poems like "Dear Amy Nehzooukammyatootill" which is described as "a found poem, composed entirely of e-mails from various high school students." The poem is a list of questions and statements, during which it becomes clear that the poet's work is being studied alongside Walt Whitman's in what sounds like a high school.
Martin Daws avoids the cracks, Michael Pedersen takes deep breathes while Fisk himself makes an amusing found poem from descriptions of the first 10 emerging Chilean miners.