Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse

1st Edition

G. S. Fraser

Routledge
Published July 4, 2018
Reference - 94 Pages
ISBN 9781138241930 - CAT# Y310788
Series: The Critical Idiom Reissued

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Summary

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.

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