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The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This book explores the expressive resources peculiar to French verse, first through formal discussion of its poetics and then through detailed readings of texts from the 17th century to the present. ... More


Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

We are still a long way from knowing how to read the rhythms of free verse, a poetry which has been largely neglected by metrical theory. This study indicates the strategies of reading needed if ... More


On Calliope's Jalopy: Epic Rebuilt 1790–1800

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The book's proper narrative commences in this chapter. Into the 18th century's preponderantly theoretic disposition to prize or illustrate epic as a fixed idea or classic form, the Revolution in ... More


French Verse: Expressive Resources and Critical Issues

Clive Scott

in The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

The French verse has its roots in Latin versification, although the former has undergone a few changes over the years. This chapter discusses the different features of French verse: French syllables, ... More


Dufau’s La Mort d’Ugolin: Dante, Nationalism, and French Art, c.1800

Aida Audeh

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

The Salon was the primary venue for art exhibition in nineteenth-century France and the central point for state art purchases and commissions and concurrent published critical discourse. Even with ... More


‘Look homeward Angel now’: Prospects and Fears in 1798

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

During the invasion crisis of the spring of 1798 Britain's ‘one common life’ was under threat. Pamphlets instructed the populace on how to organise themselves to confront both revolution abroad and ... More


A History of European Versification

M. L. Gasparov

G. S. Smith and Leofranc Holford-Strevens (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

When we read a poem composed in iambic blank pentameter, it reminds us of Shakespeare. When we read a poem composed in long lines without rhyme or rhythm, we think of Whitman. In this study of the ... More


A Modern Voice

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although the roots of Owen's romantic dedication to poets, the ‘life of a Poet’, and to poetry in general are said to be established even before he moved to France in 1913, it cannot be denied that ... More


Wordsworth and the Conception of The Prelude

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The early episodes of the 1799 The Prelude are not political (nor a-political), but prepolitical. They are physical experiences, sporting activities, but with spiritual and moral awareness growing ... More


Experiencing Revolution

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Wordsworth's decision to include his French experience in The Prelude was one of the most momentous of his literary career, comparable to Milton's decision in the year of Oliver Cromwell's death to ... More


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