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Poundian term to describe the kind of poem which induces 'emotional correlations by the sound and rhythm of the speech'. He stated that the maximum amount of melopoeia is to be found in poems that are written to be sung, chanted or read aloud. See also logopoeia and phanopoeia.

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\Mel`o*p[oe]"ia\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; ?; song + ? to make.] (Mus.) The art of forming melody; melody; -- now often used for a melodic passage, rather than a complete melody.

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