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English Verse : Voice and Movement from Wyatt to Yeats - T. R. Barnes

English Verse

Voice and Movement from Wyatt to Yeats

Paperback Published: 1st November 1967
ISBN: 9780521094337
Number Of Pages: 336

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Every poet has a characteristic tone of voice and his own rhythm. T. R. Barnes' chief interest is this 'sound poems make in the head' and his particular gift is to help us to hear what is going on in the individual poem and to catch the poet's individuality. We also hear how each poet develops the forms his predecessors have used. In this way, we move from a consideration of single voices to the development of particular forms (like the couplet or blank verse) and the characteristics of whole periods. This book, then, has several uses. While verse as sound is its main concern, it can be read as an introductory history of English verse from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Since Barnes quotes generously, he also provides as he goes along an unhackneyed anthology in chronological order. In addition, he comments in detail on many of the poems, so that the book is a demonstration of the methods and uses of practical criticism.

The sixteenth century
Blank verse
The seventeenth century
The eighteenth century
The Romantics
The Victorians
The twentieth century
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ISBN: 9780521094337
ISBN-10: 052109433X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st November 1967
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43