Meter in Poetry
A New Theory
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Meter in Poetry by Nigel Fabb
Book DescriptionMany of the great works of world literature are composed in metrical verse, that is, in lines which are measured and patterned. Meter in Poetry: A New Theory is the first book to present a single simple account of all known types of metrical verse, which is illustrated with detailed analyses of poems in many languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, classical Greek and Latin, Sanskrit, classical Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Latvian. This outstanding contribution to the study of meter is aimed both at students and scholars of literature and languages, as well as anyone interested in knowing how metrical verse is made.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521885645
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nigel Fabb
What is Poetry?, Hardback (August 2015)
Illustrated by 130 languages and literatures, this book explores poetry's unique psychological qualities.
Meter in Poetry, Paperback (August 2008)
The first book to offer a universal linguistic theory of poetic meter.
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This guide to writing essays and dissertations for English literature students offers step-by-step instruction on each stage of writing, from organising initial ideas through to submitting a completed piece of work. It also explains the general principles that underlie essay topics and exam questions.
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Author Biography - Nigel Fabb
Nigel Fabb is Professor of Literary Linguistics in the Department of English Studies at the University of Strathclyde. His recent publications include Sentence Structure Second Edition (2005) and Language and Literary Structure (Cambridge, 2002). Morris Halle is Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His recent publications include The Sound Pattern of English (with N. Chomsky, 1991) and From Memory to Speech and Back (2002).
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