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作者 Phelan, J. P. (Joseph P.), 1963-
書名 The music of verse [electronic resource] : metrical experiment in nineteenth-century poetry / Joseph Phelan
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
國際標準書號 9780230359253 (electronic bk.)
0230359256 (electronic bk.)
9780230247468 (Cloth)
0230247466 (Cloth)
國際標準號碼 9786613381323
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (1 v.)
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Music and metre -- 'Empty times' and 'double accents' : the English hexameter in theory and practice -- Native traditions : Anglo-Saxon and alliterative verse -- 'The accent of feeling' : towards free verse
For most nineteenth-century poets and readers, the 'music' of verse was a vital part of the experience of reading poetry. Poets worked hard to create complex and delicate metrical structures which counterpointed the sense of the verse, and experimented with new forms designed to increase the expressive range and precision of poetry. We have, however, gradually lost the ability to hear this music, and with it our ability to understand and appreciate this element of nineteenth-century poetry. Through a detailed analysis of the theory and practice of metrical experiment in the work of poets as diverse as Southey, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Whitman, Patmore, Hopkins, and Alice Meynell, this study attempts to make the 'music' of verse audible once more, offering new readings of some of the canonical texts of the period, and restoring others which have been unjustly neglected to prominence
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鏈接 Print version: Phelan, J. P. (Joseph P.), 1963- Music of verse. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230247468 (DLC) 2011030622 (OCoLC)731914783
主題 English language -- Versification
English language -- Rhythm
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General bisacsh
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Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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