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Kasher, Naomi and Asa Kasher. 1976. Speech acts, contexts and valuable ambiguities. In Dijk, Teun A. Van, ed. Pragmatics of language and literature. North-Holland. pp. 77–81.
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The function of a poem is said to be to evoke reconstruction of interesting possible speech acts: to understand a poem is to construct for it an appropriate context of utterance.