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

Author: Meredith Martin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Why do we often teach English poetic meter by the Greek terms iamb and trochee? How is our understanding of English meter influenced by the history of England's sense of itself in the nineteenth century? Not an old-fashioned approach to poetry, but a dynamic, contested, and inherently nontraditional field, "English meter" concerned issues of personal and national identity, class, education, patriotism, militarism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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(OCoLC)742234210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Martin
ISBN: 9781400842193 1400842190 069115273X 9780691152738 0691155070 9780691155074 0691155127 9780691155128
OCLC Number: 775873007
Awards: Winner of Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Failure of Meter; Modern Instability; Metrical Communities; Meter as Culture; A Note on Historical Prosody; Chapter 1 The History of Meter; A Metrical History of England; A Grammatical History of England; Grammatical Instability; Metrical Instability; Chapter 2 The Stigma of Meter; Metrical Irrelevance; The British Empire of Letters; Marking Instress; Acute Stress in "The Wreck of the Deutschland"; Mistrusting the Ear; Chapter 3 The Institution of Meter; Metrical Mastery; Inventing the Britannic; Dynamic Reading.
Other Titles: Poetry and English national culture, 1860-1930
Responsibility: Meredith Martin.

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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.  Read more...

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