The Modernist movement killed the meter and its verse laws. Then, we, the postmoderns, killed the rythm, its music. Nowadays, what we have is the poetry prose: texts without rythm, with visual or verbal images, namely fanopeia or logopeia.
Dichten is the German verb corresponding to the noun Dichtung, or poetry. Ezra Pound remarked that poetry is language charged with meaning to the utmost degree, for a friend observed in a German Italian dictionary that dichten means condensare.
The last nail in the coffin of classical traditions, was hit by Spiritism, nowadays also known as Kardecism. To this religion, there’s no devil, only human beings doing petty malignant roles, that will they will become tired of someday.
Barthes, a great theorist of photography interpretation, used studium to talk about the context of a photograph. And punctum to name its most remarkable element. The photograph of Napoleon’s brother started its theorization: this eyes have seen the Emperor!