Meter and Meaning : An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry

Meter and Meaning : An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry

Description

Poet, Thomas Carper, and scholar, Derek Attridge, join forces in Meter and Meaning to present an illuminating and user-friendly way to explore the rhythms of poetry in English. They begin by showing the value of performing any poem aloud, so that we can sense its unique use of rhythm. From this starting point they suggest an entirely fresh, jargon-free approach to reading poetry. Illustrating their 'beat/offbeat' method with a series of exercises, they help readers to appreciate the use of rhythm in poems of all periods and to understand the vital relationship between meter and meaning.
Beginning with the very basics, Meter and Meaning enables a smooth progression to an advanced knowledge of poetic rhythms. It is the essential guide to meter for anyone who wants to study, write, better appreciate, or simply enjoy poetry. Carper and Attridge make studying meter a pleasure and reading poetry a revelation.


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Details

Author(s)
Thomas Carper, Derek Attridge
Format
Paperback | 168 pages
Dimensions
133 x 197 x 13.46mm | 204g
Publication date
02 Oct 2003
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
index
ISBN10
0415311756
ISBN13
9780415311755
Bestsellers rank
413,089