concrete poetry
noun Date: 1958 poetry in which the poet's intent is conveyed by the graphic patterns of letters, words, or symbols rather than by the conventional arrangement of words

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • concrete poetry — poetry in which effects are created by the physical arrangement of words in patterns or forms rather than by the use of traditional language structure. [1955 60, Amer.; prob. as trans. of Pg poesia concreta or G konkrete Dichtung] * * * ▪ art… …   Universalium

  • concrete poetry — 1958, from terms coined independently in mid 1950s in Brazil (poesia concreta) and Germany (die konkrete Dichtung). Related: Concrete poem (1958) …   Etymology dictionary

  • concrete poetry — ☆ concrete poetry n. an art form combining elements of poetry and typography, in which words, word fragments, etc. are variously arranged to produce a composition with visual, as well as poetic, meaning …   English World dictionary

  • Concrete poetry — George Herbert s Easter Wings , printed in 1633 on two facing pages (one stanza per page), sideways, so that the lines would call to mind birds flying up with outstretched wings. Concrete poetry or Size poetry is poetry in which the typographical …   Wikipedia

  • concrete poetry — noun : poetry in which the poet s intent is conveyed by the graphic patterns of letters, words, or symbols rather than by the conventional arrangement of words * * * ˌconcrete ˈpoetry 7 [concrete poetry] noun uncountable poetry in which the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • concrete poetry — poetry in which meaning is conveyed through the physical arrangement of the words on the page …   English contemporary dictionary

  • concrete poetry —    Poetry in which layout and typography play visual roles …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • concrete poetry — noun poetry in which part of the meaning is conveyed visually, using patterns of words or letters …   English new terms dictionary

  • concrete poetry — con′crete po′etry n. pro poetry in which effects are created by the spatial arrangement of words in patterns and shapes in print …   From formal English to slang

  • concrete poetry — /kɒnkrit ˈpoʊətri/ (say konkreet pohuhtree) noun poetry in which the visual appearance is part of the meaning …   Australian English dictionary

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