The Music of Verse: Metrical Experiment in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byJoseph Phelan

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Through its recovery of the metrical principles underlying the work of some of the century's major poets, this studyhighlights the intricacy of the relation between the "music" of verse and its meaning, and helping us to understand the way in which the ferment of metrical experiment eventually led to the emergence of free verse.

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Through its recovery of the metrical principles underlying the work of some of the century's major poets, this studyhighlights the intricacy of the relation between the "music" of verse and its meaning, and helping us to understand the way in which the ferment of metrical experiment eventually led to the emergence of free verse.

JOSEPH PHELAN was Educated at King's College Cambridge and King's College London, and is currently Reader in Nineteenth-Century Literature at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the author of The Nineteenth-Century Sonnet (2005), and the editor (along with John Woolford and Daniel Karlin) of Browning: Selected Poems (2010).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.62 × 5.72 × 0.82 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247466

ISBN - 13:9780230247468

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Note on Terminology and Metrical Marks
Music and Metre
'Empty Times' and 'Double Accents': The English Hexameter in Theory and Practice
Native Traditions: Anglo-Saxon and Alliterative Verse
'The Accent of Feeling': Towards Free Verse
Notes
Bibliography
Index