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Origins and Contexts

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/9780198151593.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the history of poetry, its origin, and contexts. In this chapter, analysis centres on the invention of free verse and its evolution and developments. What features made 1886 ... More


Theories and Enquiries

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/9780198151593.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the theoretical foundations of free verse. A discussion of the theoretical works of Gustave Kahn's ‘Preface sur le vers libre’, Albert Mockel's Propos de literature and Edouard ... 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


After Free Verse: The New Nonlinear Poetries

Marjorie Perloff

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter started by describing the history of free verse, and stating that it is now more than a century old. The chapter also presents the implication of the claim for “neutral availability”, ... More


Assumptions and Hypotheses

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/9780198151593.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter undertakes an analysis of one of Alain Fournier's free-verse poems, ‘Et maintenant que c'est la pluie’, as a way of addressing larger issues concerning poetry. This analysis in ... More


Introduction

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/9780198151593.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The Vers Libre aims to provide a history of free verse in France by providing accounts of events that marked the emergence of free verse. The book also aims to describe the theoretical and formal ... 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


Fules Supervielle, Gravitations (1925/1932): The Prosody of Displacement

Clive Scott

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

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Jules Supervielle's poems and the prevailing prosody of displacement found in his poetry. The chapter also examines the different Superviellean strategies employed by ... More


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

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The prosodic description of free verse, in France as elsewhere, has long been fraught with difficulty: free verse is a web of shifting rhythmic effects, as relative as they are elusive. This book ... More


Laforgue's ‘Dimanches’ (Derniers Vers, III)

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/9780198151593.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Lafogue, a free-verse poet of the line, where the subject contains conflicting tonal and expressive impulses, where the textual is frequently undermined by the verbal and ... More


Poetry Unbound?: Observations on Free Verse

Derek Attridge

in Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681242
eISBN:
9780191761553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681242.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

The final chapter takes up the third of the three major types of verse, free verse, and focuses on the question of the relation between the visual and the aural. Since free verse, unlike most ... More


The Free Rhythms of Biblical Hebrew Poetry

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Until quite recently the search for the meter presumed to underlie and inform the poetry of the Bible has been a constant preoccupation of scholars. However, the simple fact is that biblical verse is ... More


Poetry and the Free

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/9780198159445.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter discusses free verses in French poetry, which is also called Vers libre. Works of Aimé Césaire and Paul Éluard are analyzed in order to provide a clearer picture of the differences in ... More


Rimbaud's ‘Marine’ and ‘Mouvement’

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/9780198151593.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter is devoted to commentaries on Rimbaud's poems, the ‘Marine’ and the ‘Mouvement’. Rimbaud's poems are generally accepted as the first samples of free verse in France. However this ... More


The New Poetry: The Glebe (1913–14); Others (1915–19); and Poetry Review of America (1916–17)

Suzanne W. Churchill and Ethan Jaffee

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Poetry became a popular form of entertainment in 1915. A ‘new poetry’, also known as free verse or vers libre, became the rage and a source of lively and contentious debate among poets, critics, and ... More


Rhythmical Freedom

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines rhythmical freedom in Arabic poetry by focusing on the narratives of a number of Arab poets such as Mahmoud Abu Hashhash, Nazik al-Mala'ika, Al-Munsif al-Wahaybi, and Ahmad 'Abd ... More


The Line in First Isaiah

J. Blake Couey

in Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743552
eISBN:
9780191803185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743552.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores conventions for lineation in First Isaiah. In the absence of lineated manuscripts of prophetic texts from antiquity, interpreters must justify proposed line breaks in these ... More


Gunn's “Meat”: Notations on Craft

Joshua Weiner

in At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226890432
eISBN:
9780226890371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226890371.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Reading “Meat” in its early incarnation as free verse against the final, more formal version included in Gunn's book The Man with Night Sweats shows us how a poet gets different effects from ... More


Enough “Screaming”

in Silencing the Sea: Secular Rhythms in Palestinian Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776462
eISBN:
9780804782609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776462.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

In her 1949 collection, Shrapnel and Ashes, the Iraqi poet Nazik al-Mala'ika reflects on her generation's rebellion against the classical Arabic ode. In this collection, all the words of Arabic ... More


Louisiana Creole Poets of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Catharine Savage Brosman

in Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers initially how past literary products and contemporary ones are inevitably judged differently. It then reviews the attraction that poetry had for the Free People of Color and ... More


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