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Where does the word poetry come from?

Where does the word poetry come from

The word poetry originally comes from the greek ‘poiesis’ which means: “a making, fabrication, creation, production”.[1] “ποίησις.” Greek Word Study Tool. Accessed July 10, 2015. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=poi/hsis. According to the philosopher Martin Heidegger, Plato defines poiesis in “Symposium (205b):… “Every occasion for whatever passes over and goes forward into presencing from that which is not presencing is poiesis, is bringing-forth [Her-vor-bringen].”[2] Martin Heidegger, “The Question Concerning Technology,” in Readings in the Philosophy of Technology, ed. David M. Kaplan (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004), 12 Therefore, etymologically the word poetry means to bring forth into presence in the same way physis, that is nature[3] Physis…

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