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Introducing the Prose Poem

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter traces prose poetry's development in nineteenth-century France and its early reception and subsequent critical views about the form. The prose poem in English is now established as an ... More


Prose Poetry and the Very Short Form

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the relationship between prose poetry and very short literary forms, which are proliferating online and in print. While novels, short stories, lineated lyric poems, and ... More


Hebrew Poetry

W. G. E. Watson

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament, and discusses Hebrew poetry in the context of the Hebrew (Old Testament) Bible. The introductory section looks at recent work on ... More


Ideas of Open Form and Closure in Prose Poetry

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on ideas of open form and closure in prose poetry. While lineated lyric poetry is typically highly suggestive and open to various interpretations, it simultaneously tends toward ... More


Neo-Surrealism within the Prose Poetry Tradition

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter assesses the American neo-surreal as an influential strand of prose poetry, adapting ideas that originated with the surrealists to challenge assumptions about how the world should be ... More


Prose Poetry, Rhythm, and the City

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter examines the rhythms of prose poetry, which are different from those found in metered verse, and vary, too, from the rhythms of free verse. The main differences relate to what has ... More


Women and Prose Poetry

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter highlights the tradition of English-language prose poetry by women. It explores what women's prose poetries may be — not only in terms of content and approach but in terms of technique ... More


Prose Poetry and TimeSpace

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses prose poetry's distortion of space and time, exploring the effects created by prose poetry's simultaneously condensed and onrushing language. This is unlike lineated poetry ... More


The Image and Memory in Reading Prose Poetry

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the use of visual imagery in prose poetry. It examines how such imagery relates to evocations of memory, and the continuing connection of some of prose poetry's effects to ... More


Metaphor, Metonymy, and the Prose Poem

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter studies another central feature of prose poetry: the use of metonymy and metaphor. Metonymy allows writers to use phrases or individual words in ways that suggest an array of meanings, ... More


The Prose Poem’s Post-Romantic Inheritance

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

in Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses prose poetry's connection to Romanticism. Although contemporary writers take the fragmentary nature of the prose poem for granted, it was once an important innovation to ... More


Redeeming Prose

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/9780804776462.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the condition of prose in contemporary Arabic poetry, focusing on poets whose sounds are no longer tonally measured verse, but poetry that is a dream. The narratives of poets ... More


The Laity Outside Poetry's Temple

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/9780804776462.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how secularism pervades Arabic prose poets' relation to the public. Unlike the traditional poets who place themselves above the public and unlike modernist poets of free verse ... More


Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book of its kind — an introduction to the history, development, and features of English-language prose poetry, an increasingly important and popular literary form that is still too ... More


The Poem and Its Prose

Michel de Certeau, Luce Giard, and Michael B. Smith

in The Mystic Fable, Volume Two: The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226209135
eISBN:
9780226209272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226209272.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the relationship between poetry and prose (or discursivity) in the writings of John of the Cross. Other aspects of this relationship are beauty versus history and the gift of ... More


Virginia Woolf and the “Cotton Wool of Daily Life”

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter first explores how Woolf associates the ordinary with prose rather than with poetry—a distinction that emphasizes how the genres were becoming less distinct, as both aimed to represent ... More


When Meter Melts

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/9780804776462.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The “Path of the Poem” (Darb al-Qasida) in Israel features poems by both Arab and Jewish poets, men and women. There are free verse and prose poetry, none of which are classical. Furthermore, none of ... More


The Waves as “saturated” Novel

Emily Kopley

in Virginia Woolf and Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198850861
eISBN:
9780191885716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850861.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since Jacob’s Room, Woolf’s fiction had incorporated three tools borrowed from poetry: the lyric “I,” figurative language, and aural recurrence. These tools find their clearest expression in The ... More


Sotto voce

Roger Pearson

in Mallarmé and Circumstance: The Translation of Silence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266746
eISBN:
9780191708923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266746.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows that Mallarmé relied on the Shakespearean form to span the gulf between poetry and the banal world of everyday sociability. But his use of the form was not exclusively ... More


Emulating Plato: Shelley as Translator and Prose Poet

Michael O'Neill

in Shelleyan Reimaginings and Influence: New Relations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833697
eISBN:
9780191874147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833697.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Through an exploration of Shelley’s poetic and discerning translation of Plato’s Symposium and Ion, this chapter closely examines the nuance of language with which Shelley responds to the Greek, and ... More


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