Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction / Edition 1

Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Derek Attridge
     
 

A straightforward and practical introduction to rhythm and meter in poetry in English.See more details below

Overview

A straightforward and practical introduction to rhythm and meter in poetry in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521423694
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; On using this book; 1. The rhythms of poetry: a first approach; 2. The rhythms of spoken English; 3. Dancing language; 4. Stress verse and strong-stress verse: counting the beats; 5. Syllable-stress verse: versatility and variation; 6. Major types of syllable-stress verse; 7. Free verse: metrical and rhythmic analysis; 8. Phrasal movement; Appendix 1. Scansion; Appendix 2. Glossary; Appendix 3. Sources of examples; Appendix 4. Suggested responses to the exercises.

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