Entertainment / Literature / Concrete Poetry: Poetry that draws much of its power from the way the text appears situated on the page. The actual shape of the lines of text may create a swan's neck, an altar, a geometric pattern, or a set of wings, which in some direct way connects to the meaning of the words. Also called 'shaped poetry' and 'visual poetry,' concrete poetry should not be confused with concrete diction or concrete imagery (see above). The object here is to present each poem as a different shape. It may appear on the page, on glass, stone, wood, or other materials. The technique seems simple, but can allow great subtlety. Famous concrete poets include Apollinaire, Max Bill, Eugen Gomringer and the Brazilian Noigandres Group, which exhibited a collection of concrete art at S??? o Paulo in 1956. In Germany, this school of poetry is called konkretisten by critics. It includes Ernst Jandl, Achleitner, Heissenb????ttel, Mon, and R????hm. Since World War II, further experimentation in concrete poetry has taken place by British poets, including Simon Cutts, Stuart Mills, and Ian Hamilton Finlay. See also diamante.
Concrete Adjective Synonyms: real, actual, literal, realistic, authentic, valid, genuine, bona fide, reliable, specific, particular, definite, definitive, clear-cut, material, physical, tangible, substantial
Poetry Adjective Synonyms: verse, versification, metrical composition, metrics, rhyme, poesy
Entertainment / Literature / Concrete Diction - Concrete Imagery: Language that describes qualities that can be perceived with the five senses as opposed to using abstract or generalized language. For instance, calling a fruit 'pleasant' or 'good' is abstract, while MORE
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