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similarly metapoetic and metarhetorical elements to be found in verse and prose.28 Of course, in constituting this reflexivity, much of this material reflects a classical inheritance, which often follows and disrupts the ‘Aristotelian’ division between poetics and rhetoric. The question of poetics is opened up in Aristotle’s work through an emphasis on mimesis, and all of the poetic forms that he discusses are treated as ‘modes of imitation’, including not just poetry (in the linguistic sense) but also music (flute-playing and lyre-playing).29 In this, Aristotle is

in The new aestheticism