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Meter in Poetry

Meter in Poetry
A New Theory

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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521713252

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  • Many 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.

    • The first book to offer a universal linguistic theory of poetic meter
    • Discusses in detail the metrical verse of poems in many languages including French, Spanish, Italian, classical Greek, Arabic, Sanskrit, Latvian and biblical Hebrew
    • Complete with many examples taken from poems, which include English translations
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521713252
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. A theory of poetic meter
    2. English strict meters
    3. English loose meters
    4. Southern Romance Carlos Piera
    5. French
    6. Greek
    7. Classical Arabic
    8. Sanskrit
    9. Latvian
    10. Meters of the world
    11. The metrical poetry of the Old Testament.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • College Writing
    • Creative Writing Workshop
    • Foundations of Linguistics
    • Grammars of English
    • Intro to Language Science
    • Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
    • Introduction to English
    • Introduction to Language
    • Introduction to Language & the Mind
    • Introduction to Language Sciences
    • Introduction to Language Structure
    • Introduction to Linguistics I
    • Language Matters
    • Language and Social Interaction
    • Linguistics Analysis
    • Linguistics and Literature
    • Linguistics for Educators
    • Literary Form
    • Many Ways of Being Human
    • Models of Language
    • Modern Hebrew
    • Psychological Power of Language
    • Seminar: English Stress & Poetic Metrics
    • Survey of English Literature
    • The World at Play
  • Authors

    Nigel Fabb, University of Strathclyde
    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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    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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