Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form / Edition 1

Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form / Edition 1

by Philip Hobsbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 041508797X

ISBN-13: 9780415087971

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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:
12/28/1995
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
844,574
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Metre and Rhythm 2. Blank Verse 3. The Heroic Couplet 4. Rhyme and Pararhyme 5. Sprung Verse 6. Quantity and Syllabics 7. Free Verse 8. Verse Forms (i) 9. Verse Forms (ii) Selective Bibliography

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