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Shakespeare's metrical art

Author: George Thaddeus Wright
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1988
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a wide-ranging, poetic analysis of the great English poetic line, iambic pentameter, as used by Chaucer, Sidney, Milton, and particularly by Shakespeare. George T. Wright offers a detailed survey of Shakespeare's brilliantly varied metrical keyboard and shows how it augments the expressiveness of his characters' stage language."--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wright, George Thaddeus.
Shakespeare's metrical art.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1988
(DLC) 87010931
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Thaddeus Wright
ISBN: 9780520911932 0520911938 9780520076426 0520076427 1282354965 9781282354968 9786612354960 6612354968
OCLC Number: 841168952
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 349 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 1 The Iambic Pentameter Line; 2 Chaucer and Wyatt: Early Expressive Pentameters; 3 The Sixteenth-Century Line: Pattern and Variation; 4 Flexibility and Ease in Four Older Poets; 5 An Art of Small Differences: Shakespeare's Sonnets; 6 The Verse of Shakespeare's Theater; 7 Prose and Other Diversions; 8 Short and Shared Lines; 9 Long Lines; 10 Shakespeare's Syllabic Ambiguity: More Than Meets the Ear; 11 Lines with Extra Syllables; 12 Lines with Omitted Syllables; 13 Trochees; 14 The Play of Phrase and Line; 15 Shakespeare's Metrical Technique in Dramatic Passages 16 What Else Shakespeare's Meter Reveals17 Some Metrically Expressive Features in Donne and Milton; 18 Conclusion: Verse as Speech, Theater, Text, Tradition, Illusion; Appendix A: Percentage Distribution of Prose in Shakespeare's Plays; Appendix B: Main Types of Deviant Lines in Shakespeare's Plays; Appendix C: Short and Shared Lines; Notes; Main Works Cited or Consulted; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y
Responsibility: George T. Wright.
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