– (incisiveness). In what follows, this category is applied to a small fragment of a literary text: an expression or a single sentence. Though “aptness” (of expression) indicates a perhaps rather elusive, but relatively uncomplicated property of linguistic organization of a small fragment of a literary text, this essay deals with a broader problem, less specific, for which this term has been chosen “for lack of a better one” – its meaning comes closest to the range of poetological phenomena to be discussed here, although its dictionary definition does not encapsulate all aspects of the problem in an obvious way. (...)
Precz mi z Febem! – Febus żak,
Precz z harmonią, czczy to dym!
Wiwat modnych wieszczów smak,
Wiwat podkasany rym!
(Down with Phoebus! – Phoebus the schoolboy,
Down with harmony, it’s vain smoke!
Long live the taste of trendy bards,
Long live frivolous rhyme!)
Thus wrote Stanisław Okraszewski, a poet of the late Enlightenment, mocking the jarring one-syllable consonances he is referring to. (...)
– the word was invented by the American poet and art critic Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), though the practice to which it refers existed much earlier. Burgess wrote chiefly humoristic and nonsense verse; his works included the popular “Purple Cow” (translated into Polish by Stanisław Barańczak). (...)
In the Anglo-American tradition spoken word poetry is a specific kind of poetry intended for public performance or reading on stage. This outwardly simple English term is difficult to define (or translate), as it can be understood two ways – more broadly, as spoken poetry in general, which would include all oral poetic forms – performative, experimental and jazz poetry, but also – and perhaps primarily – hip hop; and more narrowly – as a particular contemporary poetry subgenre of American provenance, closely linked to poetry slams – poetry performed for an audience, usually without accessories, musical or dance accompaniment. (...)
Fan fiction is defined by Lidia Gąsowska, the author of a book on the subject in Polish (and of many other related works), as a “form of pop culture disseminated via the mass media, consisting primarily of written works based on popular books, films, TV shows, comic books, and cartoons; they are created by fans of these works.”
This definition contains three basic elements that tend to appear in other descriptions of the phenomenon. (...)
– (Stimmung) – an aesthetic quality not yet defined within the context of poetics, emerging in the process of a cultural text’s reception, formed as a result of objective and subjective factors in that process.
The term Stimmung developed in German aesthetics and was closely connected with the concept of harmony, understood as an epistemological category. (...)
— (Latin: influentia, French: l’influence (f.), German: der Einfluß, Russian: ълияние) is one of the most intensively studied topics in studies of literature and a literary term with multiple meanings. Etymologically, the word “influence” means the movement of a liquid substance into a receptacle or container. (...)
— a productive semantic homonym with various equivalents in Latin: 1) fons – a place, from which water flows out onto the earth’s surface; a spring; a fount; 2) radix – root; core; line of ancestry; that which forms the beginning of something; reason; provenance; 3) origo – genesis, beginning, origin, reason, lineage; 4) principium – beginning, initiation. (...)