1st Edition

The Anatomy of Poetry (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9780415722254
Published January 21, 2015 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

It is impossible to appreciate poetry fully without some knowledge of the various aspects of poetic technique. First published in 1953, with a second edition in 1982, this title explains all the usual technical terms in an accessible manner. Marjorie Boulton shows that it is possible to approach a poem from a business-like perspective without losing enjoyment. This reissue will be of particular value to students as well as those with a general interest in the specifics of poetry.

Table of Contents

Foreword by L. A. G. Strong;  Preface;  Preface to the Second Edition;  1. The Importance of Form  2. The Physical Form of Poetry  3. Rhythm: (A) Metre  4. Rhythm (B) Variation: Counterpoint  5. Phonetic Form: (A) Rhyme  6. Phonetic Form: (B) Onomatopoeia  7. Phonetic Form: (C) Internal Pattern  8. Form in Intonation  9. The Use of Repetition: (A) Intellectual Effect  10. (B) Pure Magical Effect  11. Intellectual Form: The Main Types of Poetry  12. Intellectual Form: Logical Sequence  13. Intellectual Form: The Use of Associations  14. Intellectual Form: The Two Main Patterns of Imagery  15. Some Traditional Verse Forms  16. Free Verse  17. The Choice of Words  18. Two Poems Anatomized  19. How Not to Approach Poetry  20. Some Twentieth-Century Techniques;  Suggestions for Further Reading;  Index

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