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The rise and fall of meter : poetry and English national culture, 1860-1930

Author: Meredith Martin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Uncovering the unexplored archive in the history of poetics, the author shows that the history of prosody is tied to the ways Victorian England argued about its national identity.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Martin
ISBN: 9780691152738 069115273X 9780691155074 0691155127
OCLC Number: 742234210
Awards: Winner of Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book 2012.
Description: x, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the failure of meter --
Modern instability --
Metrical communities --
Meter as culture --
A note on historical prosody --
The history of meter --
A metrical history of England --
A grammatical history of England --
Grammatical instability --
Metrical instability --
The stigma of meter --
Metrical irrelevance --
The British empire of letters --
Marking instress --
Acute stress in "The wreck of the Deutschland" --
Mistrusting the ear --
The institution of meter --
Metrical mastery --
Inventing the "Britannic" --
Dynamic reading --
Mastery for the masses --
The English ear --
A prosodic entity --
The discipline of meter --
Patriotic pedagogy --
Matthew Arnold's metrical intimacy --
Henry Newbolt's cultural metrics --
Private meters, public rhythms --
The sound of the drum --
The trauma of meter --
Wartime, poetics --
Sad death for a poet! --
Therapeutic measures --
Bent-double --
The kindred points of heaven and home --
The before- and afterlife of meter --
Metrical modernism --
Make it old : Robert Bridges and obsolescence --
Alice Meynell's "English metres" --
Toward a critical prosody.
Other Titles: Poetry and English national culture, 1860-1930
Responsibility: Meredith Martin.

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