Nature of Poetry

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(The Parnassus (1511) by Raphael: famous poets recite alongside the nine Muses atop Mount Parnassus.) Sound Perhaps the most vital element of sound in poetry is rhythm. Often the rhythm of each line is arranged in a particular meter. Different … Read More

Poetry

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Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art type (even though there’s also an ancient and contemporary poetry which relies primarily upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is utilized for its aesthetic … Read More

Poetry translation

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Douglas Hofstadter Poetry presents special challenges to translators, given the importance of a text’s formal aspects, in addition to its content. In his influential 1959 paper “On Linguistic Aspects of Translation”, the Russian-born linguist and semiotician Roman Jakobson went so … Read More