psychopia  [sahy-koh pee-uh] is our internal media


psycho (or psych) – mind, soul

> pref. [from Greek psukhē spirit, breath] mind, soul, psyche – the human spirit or soul

poeia – making

> suff. [Greek] making, producing, creating, creative, forming, formation


psycho·pia  (psycho·poeia) – noun

> mind-making

> memory, imagination, dreams

> all images created and cached in the subconscious of an individual




In literary analysis, logopoeia or logopia refers to the verbal impact of poetic language. Ezra Pound coined the word in 1917 from Greek roots in a review of the poetry of Mina Loy — he defined the term as “the dance of the intellect among words and ideas”.

Pound came to contrast logopia, the phenomenon of exclusively verbal context, with two other effects of poetry:

– Phanopia (phanopoeia) – the suggesting of visuality, fantasy, an image through the eye, metaphor and image

– Melopia (melopoeia) – the suggesting of musicality and rhythm, an image through the ear, meter and rhyme

Expanding on this idea, psychopia (psycho·poeia) is simply our internal media.