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Byron, Conversation and Discord: Chatterton Lecture On Poetry

JANE STABLER

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the force of Byron as a ‘talker’ between poetry and conversation in English verse. It discusses the conversational mode of his poetry, which is noted to be often taken for ... More


David Fairweather Foxon 1923–2001

Nicolas Barker and James McLaverty

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

David Fairweather Foxon (1923–2001), a Fellow of the British Academy, published English Verse 1701–1750: a Catalogue, a book that not only took a long leap forward into a new century; it also ... More


Rhyming

Daniel Sawyer

in Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter investigates manuscript evidence for readers’ attention to one particular aspect of form, rhyme. The chapter begins by examining occasions when scribes copied Middle English verse in ... More


Introduction

Daniel Sawyer

in Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350–c.1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introduction positions the book in relation to past work in the history of reading, introduces the materials and methods used, and lays out brief overviews of the five chapters. The history of ... More


Examining the Evidence for Phonemic Affricates: Middle English /t͡ʃ/, /d͡ʒ/ or [t-ʃ], [d-ʒ]?

Donka Minkova

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Affricates represent an analytic challenge, as a category intermediate between simple stops and a sequence of a stop and a fricative. The paper traces the historical evidence for the development of ... More


Introduction

Rebecca M. Rush

in The Fetters of Rhyme: Liberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691212555
eISBN:
9780691215686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the idea of rhyme as a binding force, which is fundamental to poetic theory in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Early modern poets ... More


Licentious Rhymers: Donne and the Late Elizabethan Couplet Revival

Rebecca M. Rush

in The Fetters of Rhyme: Liberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691212555
eISBN:
9780691215686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212555.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how John Donne played a formative role in a new school of couplet poetry that arose in the 1590s. The youthful poets who belonged to this school rejected the interwoven rhymes ... More


Wider Reading

Daniel Sawyer

in Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter summarizes the conclusions of the book, and explores some possible implications for future study in various manuscripts and texts. The manuscript presentation of Piers Plowman for ... More


An Even and Unaltered Gait: Jonson and the Poetics of Character

Rebecca M. Rush

in The Fetters of Rhyme: Liberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691212555
eISBN:
9780691215686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212555.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explains why Ben Jonson's measured couplets were seen as a watershed in the history of English poetry. It argues that the battle between the couplet and the stanzaic poets in the 1590s ... More


Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500

Daniel Sawyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume offers the first book-length history of reading for Middle English poetry. Drawing on evidence from more than 450 manuscripts, it examines readers’ choices of material, their movements ... More


‘Diverse folk diversely they demed’

Daniel Sawyer

in Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues for the variety and vitality of the reading of Middle English verse in the period c.1350–c.1500, drawing on evidence from poems themselves and from surviving evidence of their ... More


The Fetters of Rhyme: Liberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

Rebecca M. Rush

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691212555
eISBN:
9780691215686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his 1668 preface to Paradise Lost, John Milton rejected the use of rhyme, portraying himself as a revolutionary freeing English verse from “the troublesome and modern bondage of Riming.” Despite ... More


Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics

Brian M. Reed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451577
eISBN:
9780801469589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451577.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Since the turn of the new millennium English-language verse has entered a new historical phase, but explanations vary as to what has actually happened and why. What might constitute a viable ... More


Harold Monro, Poetry Anthologies and the Rhetoric of Textual Materiality

Patrick Collier

in Modern Print Artefacts: Textual Materiality and Literary Value in British Print Culture, 1890-1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474413473
eISBN:
9781474426824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413473.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter meditates upon the role of the poetry anthology and its claims on literary value at the turn of the twentieth century. By sorting the output of poets, the anthology might seem to ... More


Navigating

Daniel Sawyer

in Reading English Verse in Manuscript c.1350-c.1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857778
eISBN:
9780191890390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857778.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores navigation in the reading of later Middle English verse, examining how readers entered books of poetry and how they moved around within poems. The chapter explores the varying ... More


Borrowed PATH verbs in Middle English

Judith Huber

in Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190657802
eISBN:
9780190657833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657802.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 9 analyses the use of the path verbs enter, ish/issue, descend, avale, ascend, mount, and amount in Middle English autonomous texts and translations from French and Latin, focusing on their ... More


Borrowed PATH verbs in Middle English: Preliminary considerations

Judith Huber

in Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190657802
eISBN:
9780190657833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657802.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 8 presents the hypotheses about the early use of borrowed path verbs in Middle English which will be investigated in chapter 9: Previous research suggests that these path verbs, which have ... More


The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series

David Watt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898690
eISBN:
9781781385203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898690.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Thomas Hoccleve's Series (1419-21) tells the story of its own making. The Making of Thomas Hoccleve's Series analyzes this story and considers what it might contribute to the larger story about book ... More


The Seventies

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The 1960s has been characterised as the best years for the Mersey Poets. By January 1970, things had changed. The Beatles disbanded and a Conservative government led by Edward Heath assumed power in ... More


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