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The Fetters of RhymeLiberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

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

The Plural of UsPoetry and Community in Auden and Others

The Plural of Us: Poetry and Community in Auden and Others

Bonnie Costello

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172811
eISBN:
9781400887873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172811.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book to focus on the poet's use of the first-person plural voice—poetry's “we.” Closely exploring the work of W. H. Auden, the book uncovers the trove of thought and feeling carried ... More

The Poet's Mistake

The Poet's Mistake

Erica McAlpine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203492
eISBN:
9780691203768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203492.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Keats mixed up Cortez and Balboa. Heaney misremembered the name of one of Wordsworth's lakes. Poetry—even by the greats—is rife with mistakes. This book gathers together for the first time numerous ... More

Prose PoetryAn Introduction

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

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