Learning the Secrets of English Verse

The Form Now we come full circle to “free verse.” We hope that after all we have done here, which is still just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the deep study of verse, this forms looks different to you than it did a few ...

Author: David J. Rothman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030530969

Category: Education

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This textbook teaches the writing of poetry by examining all the major verse forms and repeating stanza forms in English. It provides students with the tools to compose successful lines of poetry and focuses on meter (including free verse), rhythm, rhyme, and the many other tools a poet needs to create both music and meaningfulness in an artful poem. Presenting copious examples from strong poets of the past and present along with many recent student examples, all of which are scanned, each chapter offers lessons in poetic history and the practice of writing verse, along with giving students a structured opportunity to experiment writing in all the forms discussed. In Part 1, Rothman and Spear begin at the beginning, with Anglo-Saxon Strong Stress Alliterative Meter and examine every major meter in English, up to and including the free verse forms of modern and contemporary poetry. Part 2 presents a close examination of stanza forms that moves from the simple to the complex, beginning with couplets and ending with the 14-line Eugene Onegin stanza. The goal of the book is to give students the essential skills to understand how any line of poetry in English may have been composed, the better to enjoy them and then also write their own: the keys to the treasure chest. Rothman and Spear present a rigorous curriculum that teaches the craft of poetry through a systematic examination and practice of the major English meters and verse forms. Under their guidance, students hone their craft while studying the rich traditions and innovations of poets writing in English. Suitable for high school students and beyond. I studied with Rothman in graduate school and went through this course with additional scholarly material. This book will help students develop a keen ear for the music of the English language.—Teow Lim Goh, author of Islanders
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Meter and Modernity in English Verse 1350 1650

Putter, Ad. “Chaucer's Verse and Alliterative Poetry: Grammar, Metre, and Some Secrets of the Syllable Count.” Poetica (Tokyo) 67 (2007): 19–35. ... Chaucer's Prosody: A Study of the Middle English Verse Tradition.

Author: Eric Weiskott

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812252644

Category: Literary Criticism

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What would English literary history look like if the unit of measure were not the political reign but the poetic tradition? The earliest poems in English were written in alliterative verse, the meter of Beowulf. Alliterative meter preceded tetrameter, which first appeared in the twelfth century, and tetrameter in turn preceded pentameter, the five-stress line that would become the dominant English verse form of modernity, though it was invented by Chaucer in the 1380s. While this chronology is accurate, Eric Weiskott argues, the traditional periodization of literature in modern scholarship distorts the meaning of meters as they appeared to early poets and readers. In Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350-1650, Weiskott examines the uses and misuses of these three meters as markers of literary time, "medieval" or "modern," though all three were in concurrent use both before and after 1500. In each section of the book, he considers two of the traditions through the prism of a third element: alliterative meter and tetrameter in poems of political prophecy; alliterative meter and pentameter in William Langland's Piers Plowman and early blank verse; and tetrameter and pentameter in Chaucer, his predecessors, and his followers. Reversing the historical perspective in which scholars conventionally view these authors, Weiskott reveals Langland to be metrically precocious and Chaucer metrically nostalgic. More than a history of prosody, Weiskott's book challenges the divide between medieval and modern literature. Rejecting the premise that modernity occurred as a specifiable event, he uses metrical history to renegotiate the trajectories of English literary history and advances a narrative of sociocultural change that runs parallel to metrical change, exploring the relationship between literary practice, social placement, and historical time.
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Reading Swift s Poetry

Ehrenpreis's gloss on conscious as knowing, particularly in the sense of sharing the knowledge of, or being privy to, anything together with another person or entity.37 In English verse this meaning is often associated with guilt, ...

Author: Daniel Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108899109

Category: Literary Criticism

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Poets are makers, etymologically speaking. In practice, they are also thieves. Over a long career, from the early 1690s to the late 1730s, Jonathan Swift thrived on a creative tension between original poetry-making and the filching of familiar material from the poetic archive. The most extensive study of Swift's verse to appear in more than thirty years, Reading Swift's Poetry offers detailed readings of dozens of major poems, as well as neglected and recently recovered pieces. This book reaffirms Swift's prominence in competing literary traditions as diverse as the pastoral and the political, the metaphysical and the satirical, and demonstrates the persistence of unlikely literary tropes across his multifaceted career. Daniel Cook also considers the audacious ways in which Swift engages with Juvenal's satires, Horace's epistles, Milton's epics, Cowley's odes, and an astonishing array of other canonical and forgotten writers.
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The History of English Poetry

It is pleasant to observe the strange mistakes which Gower , a man of great learning , and the most general scholar of his age , has committed in this poem , concerning books which he never saw , his violent anachronisms ...

Author: Thomas Warton

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011781635

Category: English poetry

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The history of English poetry A full repr of ed London 1778 1781

It is pleasant to observe the strange mistakes which Gower , a man of great learning , and the most general scholar of his age , has committed in this poem , concerning books which he never saw , his violent anachronisms ...

Author: Thomas Warton

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ISBN: OXFORD:600076252

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The Cambridge History of English Poetry

... men / Are cradled into poetry by wrong, / They learn in suffering what they teach in song' (lines 544–6). ... its psychological acuteness (Orsino's analytical 'Such self-anatomy shall teach the will / Dangerous secrets' (2.2, ...

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521883061

Category: Literary Criticism

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A literary-historical account of English poetry from Anglo-Saxon writings to the present.
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Secrets of the Tudor Court

Anne has talked a lot in secret about the New Learning, aspects of church reform that I find myself agreeing with. Anne believes everyone should be allowed to read the English Bible that William Tyndale translated in 1525.

Author: D.L. Bogdan

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758260147

Category: Fiction

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When young Mary Howard receives the news that she will be leaving her home for the grand court of King Henry VIII, to attend his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. Everything Anne touches seems to turn to gold, and Mary is certain Anne will one day become Queen. But Mary has also seen the King's fickle nature and how easily he discards those who were once close to him. . . Discovering that she is a pawn in a carefully orchestrated plot devised by her father, the duke of Norfolk, Mary dare not disobey him. Yet despite all of her efforts to please him, she too falls prey to his cold wrath. Not until she becomes betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to King Henry VIII, does Mary finds the love and approval she's been seeking. But just when Mary believes she is finally free of her father, the tides turn. Now Mary must learn to play her part well in a dangerous chess game that could change her life--and the course of history. "A beautifully written story with wonderful attention to detail. I loved the book." --Diane Haeger, author of The Queen's Mistake "Throbs with intensity as it lays bare the secret delights of Tudor court life and the sudden, lethal terrors. A tale of innocence and ruthless ambition locked in a love-hate embrace." --Barbara Kyle, author of The King's Daughter D.L Bogan is a history major, aiming for a master's so that she might lecture one day. She is also a musician with classical voice training who has been playing keyboards and singing in bands since she was 18. She also enjoys reading, traveling, summer activities, spending time with family and friends, and researching her next novel! She makes her home in central Wisconsin.
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The Shakespeare secret

Note , again , Rawley's alteration of a widely - known verse of Ovid in favour of Bacon : Whatever I tried to write always came out in verse ... Francis Bacon is the standard and represents the highest pinnacle of the English language .

Author: Edwin Bormann

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ISBN: UCAL:B4500360

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