Definition of ethnopoetics in English:

ethnopoetics

noun

  • The study, interpretation, or representation of the oral narratives of a particular ethnic group, especially focusing on the unique cultural practices and traditions within that group. Also: the written presentation of oral narratives in a poetic (rather than prose) form in an attempt to capture the tone and rhythm of the original spoken performance.

Usage

Chiefly with singular concord

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Poetry. From ethno- + poetics.

Pronunciation

ethnopoetics

/ˌɛθnəʊpəʊˈɛtɪks/