What is the purpose of poetry

Concrete poetry - the purpose, aim and game character of concrete poetry

Student thesis from 2002 in the Department of German Studies - Modern German Literature, grade: very good, Bavarian Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Institute for German Philology), event: Proseminar: Measuring, dismeasuring, locating, answering - modern poetry, language: German, Abstract: Is this a poem? On the foil of a traditionalist, exact poetological understanding of poetry, the answer must be: Hardly! In addition, is it allowed to derive an aesthetic principle from the `` text '', if it represents one? That principle, then, which, from the point of view of the beauty of literature, is particularly characteristic of poetry. That through the stanza, the verse, the rhyme, through the metaphor and the symbol, simply through the style-forming idea of ​​what constitutes lyrical art, takes ideal form in the poem? It seems questionable! In addition, the methods with which poems are commonly torn apart (Berthold Brecht), interpreted and subjected to the most precise analysis in literary studies, fail. So the question of the topic to be filtered out, the poetic form, the most diverse linguistic tropes and rhetorical means is faced with only a limited number of unsatisfactory answers that the poem, which we initially name specifically, provides. A clear statement from a conventional point of view, as you get it with traditional poetry, is only possible to a limited extent or not with this type of poem. The above example is of course chosen radically. With the help of a punctuation mark, the realized 'text' on a white background fulfills what the heading promises in the simplest possible way: almost invisible. A seemingly self-contained continuum that can, even has to do without a possible abstract-transcendental subject, a measurable segmental form and linguistic images in order to get the theoretical and first of all from
Eugen Gomringer's claim to fulfill the lyrical genre called Concrete Poetry or Concrete Poetry.2 The poem intended as an introduction is concrete and nothing else. It excludes any abstract dimension. The point serves as a purely rationalistic means of doing justice to the purpose of the title. It has forfeited its function as a signal for the end of a sentence (it is primarily not a punctuation mark, more of a graphic product3) and is only used here as a material object of use for the fulfillment of the (most minimalistic visual) illustration.

Product details

  • Academic series of publications, Vol. V7352
  • Published by GRIN Verlag
  • 2nd ed.
  • Number of pages: 36
  • Release Date: September 6, 2007
  • German
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 148mm x 2mm
  • Weight: 68g
  • ISBN-13: 9783638781350
  • ISBN-10: 3638781356
  • Item no .: 23098821