Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form / Edition 1

Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form / Edition 1

by Philip Hobsbaum
     
 

Poetry criticism is a subject central to the study of literature. However, it is laden with technical terms that, to the beginning student, can be both intimidating and confusing. Philip Hobsbaum provides a welcome remedy, illuminating terms ranging from the iambus to the bob-wheel stanza, and forms from the Spenserian sonnet to modern 'rap', with clarity and

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Overview

Poetry criticism is a subject central to the study of literature. However, it is laden with technical terms that, to the beginning student, can be both intimidating and confusing. Philip Hobsbaum provides a welcome remedy, illuminating terms ranging from the iambus to the bob-wheel stanza, and forms from the Spenserian sonnet to modern 'rap', with clarity and comprehensiveness. It is an essential guide through the terminology which will be invaluable reading for undergraduates new to the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415087971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Metre and rhythm1
2Blank verse10
3The heroic couplet22
4Rhyme and pararhyme36
5Sprung verse53
6Quantity and syllabics71
7Free verse89
8Verse forms (i)121
9Verse forms (ii)149
Glossary185
Selected Bibliography193

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