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Rhyme's Reason By John Hollander

Rhyme's Reason

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A survey of the schemes, patterns and forms of English verse. John Hollander illustrates each variation with a self-descriptive example. In this third edition, he adds a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the patterns he has described.
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Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse by John Hollander

In his classic text Rhyme's Reason the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In this substantially expanded and revised edition, Hollander adds a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the patterns he has described.

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Rhyme's Reason Reviews


"Discussions of prosody usually make for yawns and heavy eyelids, but John Hollander's book, now usefully augmented, is a sparkling performance. He defines and illustrates the forms and means of English verse in such a way as to teach us, also, the spirit of play which animates even the gravest poem." Richard Wilbur From reviews of the earlier editions: "The most useful guide of its kind in years. It is at once comprehensive, lucid, concise, and fun." G. E. Murray, Chicago Sun-Times "Marvelously comprehensive, clarifying and useful... also a delight to read." John Reardon, Los Angeles Times Book Review"

About John Hollander


A pre-eminent American poet, John Hollander has written over sixteen volumes of poetry. He has also published several works of literary criticism and has edited numerous anthologies, including the Oxford Anthology of English Literature. His many honours include the Bollingen Prize, the Levinson Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Rhyme's Reason won the Mina P. Suaughnessy Award from the Modern Language Association when it was first published. John Hollander is currently Sterling Professor of English at Yale University.

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GOR001365871
Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse by John Hollander
John Hollander
Yale Nota Bene
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Yale University Press
2001-03-20
154
0300088329
9780300088328
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