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Form as Expression

A Study of the Lyric Poetry Written Between 1910 and 1915 by Lasker-Schüler, Stramm, Stadler, Benn, and Heym

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Jean (Chick) Snook

By demonstrating that the new structures were not a breakdown, but rather a breakthrough in the concept of form, the author has provided formal justification for the use of the much-debated term «expressionism.» The study contains comparative analyses of the use of typographic structure, rhyme, meter, syntax and semantics, and rhythm in the works of five prominent poets.
Contents: A comparative formal analysis of typographic structure, rhyme, meter, syntax and semantics, and rhythm in the works of five prominent expressionist poets.