Authors Archives: Dirk Vanderbeke

Rhymes without Reason? Or: The Improbable Evolution of Poetry

Abstract Poetry, and especially lyrical poetry, seems to be a rather useless form of communication. Nevertheless, it is a universal in human cultures and thus there could be an evolutionary basis to it. In my paper I suggest that poems may be useless, but not the poetic form. Parallelisms, i.e. linguistic structures of repetition with […]

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