Seamus Heaney's Rhythmic Contract

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byJason David Hall

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While glosses on Heaney's verse forms figure more or less in critical accounts of his poetry, this is the first book to take the craft of his art as its focus. Setting out a historically informed approach to poetic form, the book places Heaney's developing versification in the context of mid-century Anglo-American theories of metre and rhythm.

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While glosses on Heaney's verse forms figure more or less in critical accounts of his poetry, this is the first book to take the craft of his art as its focus. Setting out a historically informed approach to poetic form, the book places Heaney's developing versification in the context of mid-century Anglo-American theories of metre and...

JASON DAVID HALL is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter, UK. With Ashby Bland Crowder, he is editor of Seamus Heaney: Poet, Critic, Translator.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.86 × 5.64 × 0.72 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230574882

ISBN - 13:9780230574885

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note on Terms and Scansion
Introduction: Reading Heaney's Rhythms
Embedded Poetics
'Well-Made' Foundations
Renewing Contracts: Heaney's 'Free' Verse
Fixed Form: The Sonnet
Envoy
Glossary of Selected Prosodic Terms
Bibliography
Index