Concrete poetry

The Concrete Poetry is an avangardistic flow of literature dealing with experimental poetry. Concrete poetry tries to solve the linguistic elements of their meaning. It is possible to differentiate between acoustic poetry and visual poetry. The acoustic seal solves all the linguistic elements of a text from its meaning and arranges them according to acoustic, ie sound, rules. Visual poetry experiments with the appearance of texts, whereby the text conveys a statement about its external form or actually becomes a picture.

The word sequence consists of the adjective concrete as well as the noun poetry. Poetry in this context means poem or poetry, whereby the word concretely is understood as something that is intuitive and sensuous. The sequence of words thus describes lyrical works, which are vivid and can also be perceived through the senses.

Concrete poetry, therefore, tries to use the visual (visual) and acoustic (sound) dimensions of the language and makes use of these characteristics only to create works. This frees the linguistic elements from their actual function. Punctuation, letters and words are solved by their meaning. They stand only for themselves and become concrete. An example:

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The above example Concrete Poetry is by Eugen Gomringer, who is the founder of Concrete Poetry. Before the example shows why the whole thing is concrete, there is another verse for comparison, which comes from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Wanderer Nachtlied: The birds are silent in the forest.

The verse and the work of Gomringers have in any case a common ground. They both use the word silent. The essential difference, however, is that Goethe characterizes the Voegele as quiet by using the word in the actual word. The reader knows what the word means and can thus deduce by its meaning that the birds do not give a sound of themselves.

We open Goethe’s verse, because behind every concept a content is hidden, which is known to us. Grominger, however, tears the word out of this very sense and assigns it fourteen times in five lines. However, there is a linguistic gap in the middle line, the third line. This also shows the silence, although it can not be developed, but can be seen. The emptiness is thus perceived through the reader’s eye, not through the opening up of meaning.
Difference between a normal sentence and concrete poetry.

The basic difference to a normal use of language in the example given is thus the actual showing of what is meant by which the language itself represents itself and not only serves as a source of information and content. It is essential for Concrete Poetry that the language no longer has a reference function – that is, points to a meaning. Consequently, there is no poem about any content here, but only linguistic products, which themselves are the content.

However, Grominger still uses the word in his work, which shows the silence, and thus indirectly helps the reader to interpret the work. An increase of the whole would be to replace the actual word with a concept of imagination, since this linguistic gap would still be preserved. Such an increase, which leads to the dissolution of the language, can be found in the poet Christian Morgenstern.
Importance of concrete poetry by the example of Christian Morgensterns Fisch Nachtsgesang

In the example above (?) By Christian Morgenstern, which bears the title “Fisches Nachtgesang”, the concern of Concrete Poetry is pushed to the top. There is only a reference in the title of the work, which consists only of lengths and shortenings, of what is actually involved. As a result, this work reduces the language to one of its smallest units, takes the content, which otherwise hides behind words, and makes it a sound (?) And visual work, which represents its own content.

The visual is represented by the form: Looking more closely, the verses of the work could be seen as fish, the title being a tail fin. The singing of the fish is shown in sound, because the juxtaposition of shortening and length can be interpreted as the reproduction of the typical muzzle movements of the fish (open – closed). Thus Morgenstern’s poem does not refer to a meaning, but represents it itself – consequently it is Concrete Poetry.

Characteristics of Concrete Poetry
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