Meter in poetry: A new theory

Nigel Fabb, Morris Halle

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
Number of pages312
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2008

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Keywords

  • poetry
  • grammar
  • english studies
  • poetry meter

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Fabb, N., & Halle, M. (2008). Meter in poetry: A new theory. Cambridge, UK.
Fabb, Nigel ; Halle, Morris. / Meter in poetry : A new theory. Cambridge, UK, 2008. 312 p.
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