Friday, January 25, 2008

Poetics: The 7 Essential Elements Of Poetry

It’s been awhile, but I’ve read Aristotle’s Poetics. It is one of my all-time favorite philosophical works related to the arts. Kurdish Aspect has a brilliant blog post on the ancient Greek philosopher’s treatise and how it relates to film making. It got me thinking about what is important in poetry. According to Plato’s main man, the seven essential elements of Greek storytelling included:
  • Plot
  • Character
  • Theme
  • Dialog
  • Music
  • Design
  • Spectacle
See how each of these 7 elements of poetry can be implemented into every poem you write at World Class Poetry Blog.

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