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Meter in English : a critical engagement

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1993, poet, author, and teacher Robert Wallace wrote an essay, "Meter in English," to clarify and simplify methods of studying the line-by-line rhythms and structure of poetry. When David Baker circulated Wallace's essay to other poets and student of prosody, the ten propositions it contained elicited an excited and powerful reaction from each respondent. Some strongly concurred; others expressed rousing
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meter in English.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605459912
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Baker
ISBN: 1557284229 9781557284228 155728444X 9781557284440
OCLC Number: 34919830
Description: xxiii, 368 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / David Baker --
A Table of Metrical Feet --
Meter in English / Robert Wallace --
Meter in English: A Response / Eavan Boland --
Metrical Diversity: A Defense of the Non-Iambic Meters / Annie Finch --
Meter-Making Arguments / Dana Gioia --
"Come and Trip It": A Response to Robert Wallace / Rachel Hadas --
Some Responses to Robert Wallace / Charles O. Hartman --
Prosody: A New Footing / Robert Hass --
Words Moving: Metrical Pleasures of Our Time / Margaret Holley --
Our Many Meters: Strength in Diversity / John Frederick Nims --
Meter and the Fortunes of the Numerical Imagination / David J. Rothman --
Staunch Meter, Great Song / Timothy Steele --
Verse vs. Prose/Prosody vs. Meter / Lewis Putnam Turco --
Wallace's Razor: Metrics and Pedagogical Economy / Barry Weller --
Two Letters / Richard Wilbur --
Real Meter in Imaginary English: Response to Robert Wallace / Susanne Woods --
Completing the Circle / Robert Wallace.
Responsibility: edited by David Baker.

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