From diagrams to poetry
The aim of this paper is double – to elaborate on the Peircean notion of iconicity, and to analyze, as an example, the diagram poetry of the Danish poet Klaus Høeck. The two purposes, then, are on very different levels of generality. Peirce’s notion of iconicity, so often misunderstood, is on a very general level where logic, cognition, and semiotics meet. Diagram poetry form only one, very specific, use of iconicity possibilities – here elucidated as a subtype of Peircean iconicity.