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Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Llewelyn Morgan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The wealth of metrical forms adopted by classical poetry is one of its characteristic features. Yet metre features only sporadically in contemporary criticism of ancient poetry. This book makes the ... More


Summing-Up

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

The first chapter talked about the national versification systems in Europe as they exist in a close inter-relationship. The next chapter focused on the development of one or another verse form in ... More


The Expansion of Syllabo-Tonic Verse

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter introduces the establishment of syllabo-tonic versification in Russian poetry, which had great importance for the way versification developed in many Eastern European languages. Czech ... More


International Free Verse

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

During the end of the 20th century, a crisis in the consolidated system of classic versification began to surface and become obvious at the turn of the 20th century. A quest for a free, organic form ... More


The Rise of Germanic Syllabo-Tonic Verse

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Romance versification received another degree of organization through the regulated alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables, the syllabo-tonic system, which brought about German and English ... More


Poet and Poesy

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the poetic traditions of Indo-Europeans. Topics covered include concepts of poetry, poetry as recall, poesy as construction, poesy as weaving, poesy as carpentry, the ship of ... More


Slavonic and Baltic Folk Syllabic and Tonic Verse

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter describes the syllabic structure of Common Indo-European verse, which has been preserved in the Baltic languages, Latvian and Lithuanian, with the latter as perhaps the one with the ... More


Can Double Falsehood Be Merely a Forgery by Lewis Theobald?

Richard Proudfoot

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter rejects the allegation, current since 1728, that Double Falsehood is Theobald’s original composition, masquerading as Shakespeare. Connection with the plays written by Shakespeare 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


Browning

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What makes Robert Browning’s poetry exhilarating is not optimism, but strenuous vitality. Life is presented as a challenge. Failure is inevitable but unimportant, so long as the fight goes on. The ... More


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