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Mary Shaw covers all aspects of French poetry from the Middle Ages to the present day in this text. Chapters focus on verse, genres, poetry, politics and philosophy among other topics. Designed specifically for use in courses, the volume contains a useful glossary of poetic terms, and is invaluable to students as well as teachers.
Illustrations; Prologue: French poetry?; 1. Verse and prose; 2. Forms and genres; 3. Words and figures; 4. Poetry and politics; 5. Poetry and philosophy; Epilogue: Poetry and the arts; Glossary.