Multimodality, Poetry and Poetics

Richard Andrews

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This groundbreaking work takes multimodality studies in a new direction by applying multimodal approaches to the study of poetry and poetics. The book examines poetry’s visual and formal dimensions, applying framing theory to such case studies as Aristotle’s Poetics and Robert Lowell’s ‘The Heavenly Rain’ to demonstrate both the implied (because of the form’s unique relationship with structure, imagery and rhythm) and the explicit forms of multimodality at work—an otherwise little-explored research strand of multimodality studies. The volume explores the theoretical implications of a multimodal approach to poetry and poetics to other art forms and fields of study, making this essential reading for students and scholars working at the intersection of language and communication, including multimodality, discourse analysis and interdisciplinary literary studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages191
ISBN (Print)9781138696600
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameResearch in Language and Communication


  • multimodality
  • poetry
  • poetics
  • framing
  • rhythm
  • rhetoric

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