The Riches of Rhyme: Studies in French Verse by Clive Scott | 9780198158530 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Riches of Rhyme: Studies in French Verse

The Riches of Rhyme: Studies in French Verse

by Clive Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 019815853X

ISBN-13: 9780198158530

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

How does rhyme in French verse create and interfere with poetic meaning? Despite the importance of the topic, it has gone neglected until this study, which examines features peculiar to French rhyme; explores their contribution to poetic structure, meaning, and semantic productivity; and tests current methods of classifying rhymes. Also included are reappraisals of

Overview

How does rhyme in French verse create and interfere with poetic meaning? Despite the importance of the topic, it has gone neglected until this study, which examines features peculiar to French rhyme; explores their contribution to poetic structure, meaning, and semantic productivity; and tests current methods of classifying rhymes. Also included are reappraisals of important poetic works by Racine, Moliere, Voltaire, Verlaine, and Aragon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158530
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part I
1.Degrees of Rhyme11
2.Rhyme Gender44
3.Rhymes, Suffixes, Endings72
4.Rhyme, Truth, and Argument102
5.The Metrical Status of Rhyme: Conclusion to Part I130
Part II
6.Racine, Mithridate (1673)149
7.Moliere, Les Femmes savantes (1672)178
8.Voltaire, Poeme sur le desastre de Lisbonne (1756)208
9.Verlaine, Fetes galantes (1869)237
10.Aragon, Les Yeux d'Elsa (1942)266
Conclusion305
Appendices
IThe Fundamentals of French Versification, with an Annexe on Rhyme310
IITexts322
Bibliographical References333
Further Bibliography338
Index340

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