Shakespeare's Metrical Art by George T. WrightShakespeare's Metrical Art by George T. Wright

Shakespeare's Metrical Art

byGeorge T. Wright, G. T. Wright

Paperback | November 18, 1991

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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.
George T. Wright is Regents' Professor of English at the University of Minnesota and author of The Poet in the Poem and W. H. Auden.
Title:Shakespeare's Metrical ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 18, 1991Publisher:University of California Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520076427

ISBN - 13:9780520076426

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Editorial Reviews

"Wright's book is rare in its field in being extremely well-written and fascinating. . . . It is the best book about metre I have ever read, and one of the most helpful books about Shakespeare for some years."--Peter Levi, "Notes & Queries