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Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Caroline Levine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today—how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. The ... 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


Rhythm

Caroline Levine

in Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter makes a threefold argument for paying a richer and more detailed attention to rhythms, both social and aesthetic. It starts with the importance of attending to the temporal forms that ... More


Felicia Hemans, “Casabianca”

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the poem, “Casabianca,” by Felicia Hemans, which presents the spectacle of a child sailor who is blown to pieces because his sense of duty keeps him standing on deck during ... More


The Wire

Caroline Levine

in Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a surprising, even counterintuitive, paradigm for bringing all four major forms together. HBO's recent television series, The Wire (2002–2008), conceptualizes social life as both ... More


Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Derek Attridge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681242
eISBN:
9780191761553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

The contemporary reader of English poetry is able to take pleasure in the sounds and movements of the English language in works written over the past eight centuries, and to find poems that convey ... More


Postmodern Plantation Imaginaries: The Repeating Island and Faulkner, Mississippi

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter Four introduces the strategies of a postmodern plantation imaginary by scrutinizing La isla que se repite (The Repeating Island, 1989), by the Cuban Antonio Benítez Rojo, and Faulkner, ... More


Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Kirsty Martin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do we feel for others? Must we try to understand other minds? Do we have to respect others’ autonomy, or even their individuality? Or might sympathy be fundamentally more intuitive, bodily, and ... More


The Grand Style

Christopher Ricks

in Milton's Grand Style

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198120902
eISBN:
9780191671289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198120902.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter presents the argument of Milton's critics that Milton's Grand Style is not that it is not grand, but that its grandeur forfeits the possibility of delicacy and subtlety. It selects four ... More


Conclusion

Clive Scott

in Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Free verse provided fundamental shifts in the manner of perceiving accentuation, syllabicity, verse-music, and its functions. However, amongst these changes is the change in the rhythm and the ... More


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