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Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse

1st Edition

By G. S. Fraser

Routledge

94 pages

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Description

First published in 1970, this work outlines the principles of English prosody in a way that will enable the reader to recognise and scan any piece of English verse. It illustrates the close relationship between English speech patterns and verse patterns, and the primary importance of the phenomenon of stress. It also discusses the suitability of various kinds of metrical pattern for various kinds of poetic effect.

This book will be of interest to those studying poetry and English literature.

Table of Contents

Founder Editor’s Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Some Definitions and Distinctions 2. Pure Stress Metres 3. Stress – Syllable Metres 4. Quantitative Metres and Pure Syllabic Metres 5. Rhyme 6. Free Verse; Select Bibliography; Index

About the Series

The Critical Idiom Reissued

This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT014000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
LIT025000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General