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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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Sidney's statement in his Apology for Poetry that quantitative verse on the Latin model is more suitable than the accentual verse of the English tradition 'lively to express divers passions, by the  Read more...

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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: Machine derived contents note: 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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