Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse / Edition 3

Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse / Edition 3

by John Hollander
     
 

In this classic text, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. This substantially expanded and revised edition includes a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the schemes and patterns he has… See more details below

Overview

In this classic text, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. This substantially expanded and revised edition includes a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the schemes and patterns he has described.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300088328
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
154
Sales rank:
760,411
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.42(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionix
Introduction1
Schemes3
Verse Systems4
Accentual-Syllabic Verse5
The pentameter line and others5
Versification11
Monostich11
Blank verse12
Fourteeners13
Rhyming14
Couplets15
Tercets16
Quatrains16
Other stanzaic forms17
Kinds of sonnet19
Accentual Meters21
Old English22
Sprung rhythm22
Skeltonics22
Pure Syllabic Verse23
Haiku24
Cinquain25
Free Verse26
Aberrant Forms30
Antiverse30
Pattern-poem31
Concrete poem32
Ode Forms33
Quantitative Verse34
Classical Meters and Their Adaptations35
Elegiacs36
Alcaics36
Hendecasyllabics36
Acrostics37
Echo verse37
Repetitive Structures37
Carol and refrain37
Villanelle40
Sestina40
Ballade42
Rondeau43
Triolet43
Pantoum43
Blues and thirty-two bar standard song44
Comical Schemes46
Limerick46
Clerihew46
Double-dactyl47
Rhetorical Schemes48
Epic simile48
Zeugma48
Anacoluthon48
Apostrophe48
Anaphora48
Homoeoteleuton48
Chiasmus49
Variation and Mimesis50
Imitative form52
Representative versification53
More on Rhyming54
Anomalous rhyming55
Laisses56
Line indentation57
Blank-verse sonnet59
Uncommon Schemes60
Unequal couplet60
Pushkin's stanza60
Canzone61
Rondel and roundel64
Rondeau redouble65
Accentual hexameters66
Ad hoc rhythms66
Leonine Rhyme67
Rhopalics67
Tanka68
Pantun68
Ghazals68
Luc-bat70
Appendix71
Patterns in Practice87
Suggestions for Further Reading137
Index139

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