The Rhythms of English Poetry (English Language Series) by Derek Attridge

By Derek Attridge

Examines the way poetry in English uses rhythm. the writer argues that there are 3 significant impacts which be sure the verse-forms utilized in any language: the usual rhythm of the spoken language itself; the houses of rhythmic shape; and the metrical conventions that have grown up in the literary culture. He investigates those so that it will clarify the types of English verse, and to teach how rhythm and metre paintings as a vital a part of the reader's event of poetry.

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