Semiotics 1980 pp 347-353 | Cite as

Conventions of Poetry as Iconic Signs

  • Vladimir Miličić


The study of poetic conventions has mainly been oriented toward their primary, unmarked function. However, potential and actual semiotic functions of many conventions of poetry have never been sufficiently investigated.


Linguistic Content Iconic Sign Poetic Line Prose Text Seventh Line 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Miličić
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  1. 1.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteraturesWestern Washington UniversityBellinghamUSA

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