The sequence style is understood to be the sequence of images in expressionist poetry that are not necessarily in a direct ( syntactic and logical ) relationship and through which various sensory impressions are usually reproduced in a sequence.
The row style was invented by several authors of Expressionism roughly simultaneously and independently of one another. He appears for the first time in the following well-known poems:
- Jakob van Hoddis : End of the World (published 1911)
- Georg Trakl : The Thunderstorm Evening (written in 1910, published in "Poems" in 1913)
- Alfred Lichtenstein : The Twilight (published 1911)
The ranking style can be explained in several ways:
1. as a mimesis (representation) of a changed reality:
- the world is perceived as a series of sensory impressions without any underlying connective meaning
- the subject becomes questionable and dissolves (ego dissociation)
- no more separation between subject and object (these categories themselves become questionable)
2. as a reaction to changed perceptual conditions:
- Inundation of sensory stimuli in the big city
- the way the film shows reality in the cinema (rapid succession of image sequences)
3. as a reproduction of a non-everyday type of perception which brings out the "dishomogeneity of the subject" (under the influence of the discovery of the "unconscious" in Freud's psychoanalysis ): "dream, ecstasy, drugs"