autotelism

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autotelism (uncountable)

  1. The belief that an entity or event has within itself its own meaning or purpose.
  2. (art) In literature or art, the belief that a work, having been created, is a justification in and of itself. Poems with a unified rhetorical device to frame the poem in a singular idea.

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