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.

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Origin of concrete poetry

1955–60, Americanism; probably as translation of Portuguese poesia concreta or German konkrete Dichtung
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British Dictionary definitions for concrete poetry

concrete poetry

noun

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