- The significance depends on what the poem looks like.
- Originated in Brazil and Germany - comes from beat poets.
- The general idea (of poetry in shapes) dates back to Ancient Greece, but this specific kind (of poetry
being only visual) is fairly new. Shape and visual are the two different types: shape can be read whereas
visual is a piece of art.
"The Slow Train"
- The words are places in whatever shape you'd like in order to present the central message.
E.E. Cummings "Grasshopper"
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