Groundwork: Tracing the Tradition of Rhetoric in Poetry
A four-part series by C.R. Gilpin. This series will be published online throughout 2016-2017.
online content from this series
- A Logos No One Can Agree On (Part 1 of “Groundwork: Tracing the Tradition of Rhetoric in Poetry”) It's been about 100 years since a coterie of Modernist poets exiled rhetoric from poetics. There have been outsiders and outliers, of course, but for the most part, the Modernists have been so successful that the mere hint of rhetoric in a poem is enough for it to be castigated as non-literary. Poetic discourse has ...