spoken word defined
Renee Says - Spoken word art is a genre that sits between a traditional poetry read and poetry slam.
The niche of this art form is the delivery of words as an expression of the soul with dark and the light
of personal and societal experiences. Our common human experience is put to paper or recorded, then performed dramatically and with enthusiasm.
Performance poetry is kindred to performance art.
Spoken word - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoken_word
It is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and intonation and voice inflection. It is a 'catchall' which includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including hip hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and can include comedy routines
and 'prose monologues'.
Spoken Word is poetry intended for onstage performance, rather than exclusively designed for the page. While often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theater, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music.
Spoken word is a revival of an ancient african art form. It is words spoken with a rhythm not necessarily a beat and not necessarily rhyming. Spoken word has a through line, it is soulful, it can be fun and beautiful and definitely requires skill. often compared to poetry
'There were poets long before there were printing presses, poetry is primarily oral utterance, to be said aloud, to be heard.'
In ancient Greece, the spoken word was the most trusted repository for the best of their thought
The most notable U.S. exponent of oral poetry, Vachel Lindsay, helped to keep alive the appreciation of poetry as a spoken art in the early twentieth century. Robert Frost also spoke well, his metre accommodating his natural sentences
Spoken Word is poetry intended for onstage performance, rather than exclusively designed for the page. While often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theatre, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music.
Due to its immediacy and direct rapport with its audience, this type of poetry often contains references to current events and issues relevant to a contemporary audience.
At its best, spoken word is a powerful, high-energy form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of disciplines and socio-cultural backgrounds.
That spoken word artist is a cunning linguist.
by Droplet of Mercury August 22, 2010
In a basic sense, SPOKEN WORD is a rhythmic poetry. It is performed enthusiastically (be it vibrant or emotional), rather than just read plainly. Like other art forms, it is a form of self-expression, and can be used as therapy for the artist and the listener.
Spoken Word is Kevin's form of self-expression.
by JamesF1987 October 15, 2007
The spoken word is generally done by overweight white chicks whose parents spent a small fortune to send them to art school so they can learn more techniques to offend people using performance art as a cover. It is shit.
I went to see XYZ Experimental Theatre last night, and Jennie performed the spoken word. Once my ears stopped bleeding, I really got into the performance.
by Corioscopy October 08, 2004
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