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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


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