Seamus Heaney's Rhythmic Contract by J. Hall

Seamus Heaney's Rhythmic Contract

byJ. Hall

Hardcover | November 12, 2009

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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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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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Title:Seamus Heaney's Rhythmic ContractFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 12, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230574882

ISBN - 13:9780230574885

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Table of Contents

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
Glossary of Selected Prosodic Terms