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Well-weighed syllables : Elizabethan verse in classical metres

Author: Derek Attridge
Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines Sidney's statement that quantitative verse on the Latin model is more suitable than the accentual verse of the English tradition during the Renaissance.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Attridge
ISBN: 0521205301 9780521205306
OCLC Number: 1333627
Description: viii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The Elizabethan understanding of Latin metre: 1. Problems of Latin prosody; 2. The Elizabethan pronunciation of Latin; 3. The Elizabethan reading of Latin verse; 4. Latin prosody in the Elizabethan grammar school; 5. Vowel-length, quantity and accent; 6. Continental discussions of Latin quantity; Part II. English Verse and classical metre: 7. Attitudes towards accentual verse; 8. The quantitative movement - causes; 9. The quantitative movement - magnitude; 10. The quantitative movement - characteristics; Part III. Quantative poets and theorists: 11. Uncompromising imitation - Richard Stanyhurst; 12. Scholarship and sensitivity - Sir Philip Sidney; 13. 'Our new famous enterprise' - Spenser, Harvey and Fraunce; 14. Four approaches to quantitative verse; 15. Theory and compromise - Puttenham and Campion.
Responsibility: Derek Attridge.
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