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Mysterious music : rhythm and free verse

Author: G Burns Cooper
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though many recent poets insist on their poetry's "musical" qualities, few offer linguistically satisfying explanations of that "music." This book helps to fill that gap. It is a linguistically based study of rhythmic structures, and of the nature of rhythm, in the free verse of T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, and James Wright. It was written for accessibility to readers who, although not necessarily specialists in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Burns Cooper
ISBN: 0804729387 9780804729383
OCLC Number: 37966466
Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What Is Rhythm? (Who's Asking?) --
2. Eliot's Four Quartets: A Transitional Case --
3. Particles and Atoms of Free Verse: Lower-Level Figures of Sound --
4. Molecules and Crystals of Free Verse: Lines and Phrases --
5. The Literal Music of Poetry: Intonational Tunes.
Responsibility: G. Burns Cooper.
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