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A Prosody of Free Verse: Explorations in Rhythm (Routledge by Richard Andrews

By Richard Andrews

There is up to now no finished account of the rhythms of loose verse. the most goal of A Prosody of loose Verse: explorations in rhythm is to fill that hole and start to supply a scientific method of describing and reading loose verse rhythms. such a lot reviews have declared the try and write one of these prosody as very unlikely: they like to determine loose verse as an aberrant model of normal metrical verse. in addition they think that at the back of loose verse is the ‘ghost of metre’.


Running opposed to that present, A Prosody of loose Verse bases its new method on additive rhythms that don't healthy traditional time signatures. notion is taken from jazz, modern tune and dance, not just of their platforms of notation yet in functionality. The e-book argues that 20th and twenty-first century rhythms in poetry as in keeping with the road instead of the metrical foot because the unit of rhythm , and that better rhythmic buildings fall into verse paragraphs instead of stanzas.

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