Rhythms of English Poetry, the

Rhythms of English Poetry, the

by Derek Attridge
     
 

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Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have grown up within the literary tradition. He investigates these in order…  See more details below

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Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have grown up within the literary tradition. He investigates these in order to explain the forms of English verse, and to show how rhythm and metre work as an essential part of the reader's experience of poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317869504
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/10/2014
Series:
English Language Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
410
File size:
6 MB

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