concrete-poetry

concrete poetry

noun
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.

Origin:
1955–60, Americanism; probably as translation of Portuguese poesia concreta or German konkrete Dichtung

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concrete poetry
 
n
poetry in which the visual form of the poem is used to convey meaning

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