Gabriel Gudding is going around saying that I'm among those who still argue that poetry is not rhetoric.
Poetry is not rhetoric.
Poetry & rhetoric are 2 distinct forms of something called "eloquence".
Rhetoric employs words so as to fabricate the verbal equivalent of the hammer in the velvet glove.
Poetry, on the other hand, deploys language like a resonator.
What is a resonator, you ask? You ask? You ask? You ask...