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An Introduction to Poetic Forms

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 12/2022
Edizione: 1° edizione

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An Introduction to Poetic Forms offers specimen discussions of poems through the lens of form. While each of its chapters does provide a standard definition of the form in question in its opening paragraphs, their main objective is to provide readings of specific examples to illustrate how individual poets have deviated from or subverted those expectations usually associated with the form under discussion. While providing the most vital information on the most widely taught forms of poetry, then, this collection will very quickly demonstrate that counting syllables and naming rhyme schemes is not the be-all and end-all of poetic form. Instead, each chapter will contain cross-references to other literary forms and periods as well as make clear the importance of the respective form to the culture at large: be it the democratising communicative power of the ballad or the objectifying male gaze of the blazon and resistance to same in the contreblazon – the efficacy of form is explored in the fullness of its cultural dimensions. In using standard definitions only as a starting point and instead focusing on lively debates around the cultural impact of poetic form, the textbook helps students and instructors to see poetic forms not as a static and lifeless affair but as living, breathing testament to the ongoing evolution of cultural debates. In the final analysis, the book is interested in showing the complexities and contradictions inherent in the very nature of literary form itself: how each concrete example deviates from the standard template while at the same time employing it as a foil to generate meaning.


1 Introduction: Repetition and Variation Patrick Gill SECTION ONE Elements of Form 2 Rhyme Stefan Blohm and Christine A. Knoop 3 Metre Jesper Kruse 4 Toeing and Breaking the Line: On Enjambment and Caesura Heather H. Yeung 5 Persona: Its Meaning and Significance James Dowthwaite 6 Poetry in Performance Jessica Bundschuh SECTION TWO Poetic Forms 7 The Ballad Catherine Charlwood 8 Blank Verse Calista McRae 9 The Blazon Jordan Kistler 10 Concrete Poetry Tymon Adamczewski 11 The Dramatic Monologue Gabriella Hartvig 12 Ekphrastic Poetry Anja Müller-Wood 13 The Elegy Patrick Gill 14 The Epic Rachael Sumner 15 Free Verse Andrew Rowcroft 16 The Heroic Couplet Alex Streim 17 The Long Poem Patrick Gill and Miguel Juan Gronow Smith 18 Mock-Heroic Poetry Purificación Ribes Traver 19 The Ode Florian Klaeger 20 The Prospect Poem Roslyn Irving 21 The Sestina Matthew Kilbane 22 The Sonnet Patrick Gill 23 The Villanelle Patrick Gill


Patrick Gill is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Culture at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, where he also received his PhD. The co-editor of Constructing Coherence in the British Short Story Cycle (2018) and Translating Renaissance Experience (2021), his ongoing interest is in the efficacy of literary form.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 9 x 6 in Ø 0.66 lb
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:3 b/w images and 3 halftones
Pagine Arabe: 238
Pagine Romane: xii

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