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Meter in poetry : a new theory

Author: Nigel Fabb; Morris Halle; Carlos Piera
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Many of the great works of world literature are composed in metrical verse, that is, in lines which are measured and patterned. Meter in Poetry: A New Theory is the first book to present a single simple account of all known types of metrical verse, which is illustrated with detailed analyses of poems in many languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, classical Greek and Latin, Sanskrit, classical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fabb, Nigel.
Meter in poetry.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)227031752
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Fabb; Morris Halle; Carlos Piera
ISBN: 9780511438226 0511438222 0511437552 9780511437557
OCLC Number: 301543382
Description: 1 online resource (x, 297 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A theory of poetic meter --
English strict meters --
English loose meters --
Southern Romance / by Carlos Piera --
French --
Greek --
Classical Arabic --
Sanskrit --
Latvian --
Meters of the world --
The metrical poetry of the Old Testament.
Responsibility: Nigel Fabb and Morris Halle ; with a chapter on Southern Romance meters by Carlos Piera.

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The first book to offer a universal linguistic theory of poetic meter.  Read more...

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