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Rhyme's reason : a guide to English verse

Author: John Hollander; J D McClatchy; Richard Wilbur
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th editionView all editions and formats
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Poet John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse in this classic text, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In new essays for this fourth edition, J.D. McClatchy and Richard Wilbur each offer a personal take on why the book has played such an important role in the education of young poets and student scholars.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hollander; J D McClatchy; Richard Wilbur
ISBN: 9780300206296 0300206291
OCLC Number: 890796835
Description: xxii, 142 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
Contents: Schemes --
Verse systems --
Accentual-syllabic verse --
Versification --
Accentual meters --
Pure syllabic verse --
Free verse --
Aberrant forms --
Ode forms --
Quantitative verse --
Classical meters and their adaptations --
Repetitive structures --
Comical schemes --
Rhetorical schemes --
Variation and mimesis --
More on rhyming --
Uncommon schemes.
Responsibility: John Hollander ; foreword by J.D. McClatchy ; afterword by Richard Wilbur.
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