Tag: Verse

A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition


A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition By David J. Califf
2002 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 1898855722 | PDF | 3 MB
This textbook is the first comprehensive guide to Latin verse composition to be published in over one hundred years. It combines a detailed analysis of the Roman poets’ metrical practices with a series of graduated exercises designed to train the student in the composition of original Latin verse.

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Learning the Secrets of English Verse The Keys to the Treasure Chest


Learning the Secrets of English Verse: The Keys to the Treasure Chest
English | 2022 | ISBN: 3030530957 | 402 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 22 MB
This textbook teaches the writing of poetry by examining all the major verse forms and repeating stanza forms in English. It provides students with the tools to compose successful lines of poetry and focuses on meter (including free verse), rhythm, rhyme, and the many other tools a poet needs to create both music and meaningfulness in an artful poem. Presenting copious examples from strong poets of the past and present along with many recent student examples, all of which are scanned, each chapter offers lessons in poetic history and the practice of writing verse, along with giving students a structured opportunity to experiment writing in all the forms discussed.

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Conversing in Verse Conversation in Nineteenth-Century English Poetry


Conversing in Verse: Conversation in Nineteenth-Century English Poetry
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1009200208 | 217 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Conversing in Verse considers poems of conversation from the late eighteenth into the twentieth centuries – the very period when a more restrictive conception of poetry as the lyric product of the poet’s solitary self-communing became entrenched. With fresh insight, Elizabeth Helsinger addresses a range of questions at the core of conversational poetry: When and why do poets turn to conversation to explore poetry’s potential? How do conversation’s forms and intentions shape the figures, rhythms, and prosody of poems to alter the reader’s experience? What are the ethical and political stakes of conversing in verse? Coleridge, Clare, Landor, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, Michael Field, and Hardy each composed poems that open difficult or impossible conversations with phenomena outside themselves. Helsinger unearths an unfamiliar lyric history that produced some of the most interesting formal experiments of the nineteenth century, including its best known, the dramatic monologue.

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Poetic Song Verse Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry


Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry by Ernest Suarez, Mike Mattison
English | November 1, 2021 | ISBN: 1496837274, 1496837282 | True EPUB | 254 pages | 5.4 MB
Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry invokes and critiques the relationship between blues-based popular music and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume is anchored in music from the 1960s, when a concentration of artists transformed modes of popular music from entertainment to art-that-entertains. Musician Mike Mattison and literary historian Ernest Suarez synthesize a wide range of writing about blues and rock―biographies, histories, articles in popular magazines, personal reminiscences, and a selective smattering of academic studies―to examine the development of a relatively new literary genre dubbed by the authors as "poetic song verse." They argue that poetic song verse was nurtured in the fifties and early sixties by the blues and in Beat coffee houses, and matured in the mid-to-late sixties in the art of Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gil Scott-Heron, Van Morrison, and others who used voice, instrumentation, arrangement, and production to foreground semantically textured, often allusive, and evocative lyrics that resembled and engaged poetry.

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