Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form

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Metre, Rhythm, Free Verse is designed to explain the most important component of verse--its sound. This book provides all of the tools necessary to understanding poetry and poetry criticism, while clarifying and making accessible a number of technical terms

which could otherwise be both intimidating and confusing.

In a manner which is both unpretentious and enthusiastic, Philip Hosbaum defines the difference ...

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Overview

Metre, Rhythm, Free Verse is designed to explain the most important component of verse--its sound. This book provides all of the tools necessary to understanding poetry and poetry criticism, while clarifying and making accessible a number of technical terms

which could otherwise be both intimidating and confusing.

In a manner which is both unpretentious and enthusiastic, Philip Hosbaum defines the difference between metre and rhythm, and provides newer and more precise definitions for terms such as blank verse, sprung verse and free

verse. From the bob-wheel stanza to the iambus, from the Spenserian sonnet to modern rap, this comprehensive yet succinct volume covers the many terms and ideas which are essential to a fuller appreciation of poetry. In addition to providing this indispensable foundation for further

reading, Metre, Rhythm, Free Verse also introduces its readers to a selection of key poets from all ages. A welcome remedy to the complexity of poetical terminology, this book proves an invaluable introduction and an essential guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415122672
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: New Critical Idiom Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Metre and rhythm 1
2 Blank verse 10
3 The heroic couplet 22
4 Rhyme and pararhyme 36
5 Sprung verse 53
6 Quantity and syllabics 71
7 Free verse 89
8 Verse forms i 121
9 Verse forms ii 149
Glossary 185
Selected Bibliography 193
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