In the early 1800s, the Romantic poets like Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley once again preferred concreteness. Hulme attempted to create a theory of concrete poetry. ABSTRACT POEM: Verse that makes little sense grammatically or syntactically but which relies on auditory patterns to create its meaning or poetic effects; Dame Edith Sitwell popularized the term, considering this verse form the equivalent of abstract painting (Deutsche 7). LASER), and eventually the capitalization falls away as the word enters common usage (e.g.
In the 20th century, the distinction between concrete and abstract has been a subject of some debate. Sitwell's poems from her collection ACATALECTIC: A "normal" line of poetry with the expected number of syllables in each line, as opposed to a catalectic line (which is missing an expected syllable) or a hypercatalectic line (which has one or more extra syllables than would normally be expected, perhaps due to anacrusis). ACCENT: (1) A recognizable manner of pronouncing words--often associated with a class, caste, ethnic group, or geographic region. Acronyms and alphabetisms are most useful when they allow a speaker to create a new, short, efficient term for a long unwieldy phrase.
Chaucer also wrote acrostics such as his "ABC" (Prior a nostre dame) in his younger days.
Acrostics are also common in Kabbalistic charms and word squares, including the Cirencester word square of Roman origin: in classical Hebrew poetry.
ABBEY THEATRE: The center of the Irish Dramatic movment founded in 1899 by W. Yeats and Lady Gregory, built with the express purpose of presenting Irish plays performed by Irish actors.
It opened in 1904 and began showing plays by almost every Irish playwright of renown.
In general, these are inductive arguments in which the thinker puts forth a belief or proposition as a universal rule she or he puts forth in response to an example seen in nature--the specific observed example comes first, and the logical argument follows on a universal level later.
Often, individual acts are divided into smaller units ("scenes") that all take place in a specific location.Horace coins the phrase in his treatise, Ars Poeticae, a treatise not to be confused with the Poetics of Aristotle. ABLAUT: Jacob Grimm's term for the way in which Old English strong verbs formed their preterites by a vowel change. An example would be the principal parts of Old English strong verbs such as ABOLITIONIST LITERATURE: Literature, poetry, pamphlets, or propaganda written in the nineteenth century for the express purpose of condemning slaveholders, encouraging the release and emancipation of slaves, or abolishing slavery altogether.This literature might take the form of autobiographical writings (in the case of many slave narratives) or fictional accounts such as Stowe's .Prominent members of the movement include Nikolay Gumilyov and Sergey Gorodetski. In general, acronyms first appear with periods to indicate the abbreviations, (e. Apart from puzzles in newspapers and magazines, the most common modern versions involve the first letters of each line forming a single word when read downwards.An acrostic that involves the sequential letters of the alphabet is said to be an abecedarius or an abecedarian poem.
Originally, Greek plays were not divided into acts.