Summary: Metre, Rhythm, Free Verseis designed to explain the most important component of verse--its sound. This book provides all of the tools necessary to understanding poetry and poetry criticism, while clarifying and making accessible a number of technical terms which could otherwise be both intimidating and confusing. In a manner which is both unpretentious and enthusiastic, Philip Hosbaum defines the difference between metre and rhythm, and provides newer and more precise definitions f ...show moreor terms such as blank verse, sprung verse and free verse. From the bob-wheel stanza to the iambus, from the Spenserian sonnet to modern rap, this comprehensive yet succinct volume covers the many terms and ideas which are essential to a fuller appreciation of poetry. In addition to providing this indispensable foundation for further reading,Metre, Rhythm, Free Versealso introduces its readers to a selection of key poets from all ages. A welcome remedy to the complexity ofpoetical terminology, this book proves an invaluable introduction and an essential guide. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 96
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