Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry / Edition 1

Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry / Edition 1

by Matthew Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521642957

ISBN-13: 9780521642958

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Matthew Campbell explores the work of four Victorian poets—Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins and Hardy—in the context of their concern with questions of human agency and will. Through close study of meter, rhyme and rhythm, Campbell reveals how closely, for these poets, questions of poetics are related to issues of psychology, ethics and social change. He goes

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Overview

Matthew Campbell explores the work of four Victorian poets—Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins and Hardy—in the context of their concern with questions of human agency and will. Through close study of meter, rhyme and rhythm, Campbell reveals how closely, for these poets, questions of poetics are related to issues of psychology, ethics and social change. He goes on to discuss more general questions of poetics, from Milton through Romanticism and into contemporary critical debate, making a major contribution to the current renewal of interest in formalist readings of poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642958
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. Two decisions; Part I. Rhythm and Will: 2. 'Will' and rhythm; 3. Tennyson, Browning and the absorbing soul; Part II. Monologue and Monodrama: 4. Browning and the element of action; 5. 'Tis well that I should bluster': Tennyson's monologues; Part III. Making a Will: 6. The drift of In Memoriam; 7. Incarnating elegy in The Wreck of the Deutschland; 8. The mere continuator: Thomas Hardy and the end of elegy.

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