June 2012
Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics 4th Edition;6/2/2012, p1
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A definition of the term "absorption" is presented. It refers to the mental process of readers' deep engagement with reading a poem wherein they are not self-conscious about the reading process' materiality. Also explored are poet Bertolt Brecht's alienation effect, how absorption works, and the characteristics of poems that cause readers to become disengaged.


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