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The poet who painted with his words - Geneviève Emy

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Published on Mar 21, 2016

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Among the great poets of literary history, certain names like Homer, Shakespeare and Whitman are instantly recognizable. However, there’s an early 20th century great poet whose name you may not know: Guillaume Apollinaire. Geneviève Emy shows how during Apollinaire’s short lifetime he created poetry that combined text and image in a way that seemingly predicted a artistic revolution to come.

Lesson by Geneviève Emy, animation by TED-Ed.

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