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The English alliterative tradition

Author: Thomas Cable
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1991.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The meter of Middle English alliterative poetry, Thomas Cable contends, holds the key to a reinterpretation of both Old English meter and iambic pentameter, which in turn provides a new understanding of Middle English meter itself. Drawing upon recent insights in linguistics, Cable articulates a revolutionary theory of rhythm in English poetry from its beginnings through the Renaissance and beyond. Cable's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cable
ISBN: 0812230639 9780812230635
OCLC Number: 23212536
Description: x, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Thomas Cable.

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Drawing on recent insights in linguistics, this study formulates a theory of rhythm in English poetry. The author maintains that the meter of Middle English alliterative poetry holds the key to a  Read more...

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