Visual Poetry

The following is part 9 from cummings's No Thanks. Read it aloud, read it silently, and consult Jakobson's definition of visual and linguistic effects (9-11; 170). Can it be argued that the total signifying effect of the poem is only discernible when it is perceived visually and audibly? Does this visual-acoustic precondition operate in our reading of any of the above poems by Milton, Williams, Eliot and Auden?

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