concretism

concretism

[kon-kree-tiz-uhm, kong-, kon-kree-tiz-uhm, kong-]
noun
the theory or practice of concrete poetry.

Origin:
concrete + -ism

concretist, noun
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concretism

poetry in which the poet's intent is conveyed by graphic patterns of letters, words, or symbols rather than by the meaning of words in conventional arrangement. The writer of concrete poetry uses typeface and other typographical elements in such a way that chosen units-letter fragments, punctuation marks, graphemes (letters), morphemes (any meaningful linguistic unit), syllables, or words (usually used in a graphic rather than denotative sense)-and graphic spaces form an evocative picture

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