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Is poetry definable?

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Started: 3/5/2014 Category: Arts
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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abreufortaleza

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"Is X definable?" This question surrounds all forms of art. The X can be replaced by a myriad of concepts (or words without stablished concept): beauty, taste, authorship, even the word "art" itself. I choose poetry not only because it is my practical field, but also because it has, in theory, specificity enough. In reality, though, it's not that easy.

Nethertheless, I believe poetry is definable, and I believe I have the right definition of it. Round 1 is acceptance. In round 2 I will explain my concept and why I endorse it, and CON will try to show me why he doesn't think that a possible definition exists and why my definition is wrong. We'll have to prove our points in 5 rounds, even though the subject can demand much more!
AlphaBetaGamma

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EVERYTHING IS DEFINABLE. Seriously, this makes absolutely no sense. Of course it is. It is a word that represents a number of things, therefore it has been defined.
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Posted by judeifeanyi 3 years ago
judeifeanyi
Certainly, poetry is definable. Poetry is overflow of spontaneous emotion recaptured in tranquility
Posted by Hematite12 3 years ago
Hematite12
Everything is definable.

I suppose you mean that you could define poetry and have it be consistent with what people consider poetry to be?
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