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The Poetics of French VerseStudies in Reading$
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Clive Scott

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.001.0001

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Poetry and the Graphic

Poetry and the Graphic

(p.152) 5 Poetry and the Graphic
The Poetics of French Verse

Clive Scott

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the analysis of graphics in verses, i.e. letter-shapes, punctuation, and diacritical marks. Some of the poetic graphics that are included in this chapter are the points de suspension, the dash, and the exclamation point. A detailed analysis of the poems of Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars is also included.

Keywords:   graphics, verses, poetic graphics, punctuation, diacritical marks, letter-shapes

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