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A New History of English Metre

1st Edition

By Martin J. Duffell

Routledge

304 pages

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pub: 2008-09-15
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This book covers periods that vary from roughly a century to several hundred years, because the development of English metre has not proceeded uniformly either in time or in place. It provides teachers and students of English literature with historical account of how poets have versified in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Linguistic Metrics 2. Comparative Metrics 3. English Historical Metrics: The Germanic Inheritance 4. Versifying in Bilingual England 5. Versifying in Late Medieval Scotland and England 6. The Emergence of English Metrical Canons 7. Consolidating and Refining the Canons 8. Completing the Spectrum of English Metres 9. The Advent of Free Verse 10. Versifying in English in the Twentieth Century

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General