RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 48139611 LA English UL http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511484117 T1 Rhythm and will in Victorian poetry A1 Campbell, Matthew, PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge, U.K.; New York YR 1999 SN 0511004818 9780511004810 0511036612 9780511036613 0511149263 9780511149269 0511117426 9780511117428 0521604222 9780521604222 9780521642958 0521642957 9780511484117 0511484119 AB "In Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry, Matthew Campbell explores the work of four Victorian poets - Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins and Hardy - as they show a consistent and innovative concern with questions of human agency and will. The Victorians saw the virtues attendant upon a strong will as central to themselves and to their culture, and Victorian poetry strove to find an aesthetic form to represent this sense of the human will. Through close study of the metre, rhyme and rhythm of a wide range of poems - including monologue, lyric and elegy - Campbell reveals how closely technical questions of poetics are related, in the work of these poets, to issues of psychology, ethics and social change. He goes on to discuss more general questions of poetics, and the implications of the achievement of the Victorian poets in a wider context, from Milton through Romanticism and into contemporary critical debate."--Jacket.