The Rhythms of English Poetry

The Rhythms of English Poetry

Description

Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have grown up within the literary tradition. He investigates these in order to explain the forms of English verse, and to show how rhythm and metre work as an essential part of the reader's experience of poetry.


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Details

Author(s)
Derek Attridge
Format
Paperback | 410 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 21.34mm | 454g
Publication date
01 Oct 1982
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0582551056
ISBN13
9780582551053
Bestsellers rank
1,530,514