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Versification: A Short Introduction, James McAuley
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Author:    James McAuley

Title:   Versification: A Short Introduction

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Michigan State University Press March 1996

ISBN Number:    087013096X / 9780870130960

Seller ID:   124939

"Versification: A Short Introduction "is written by one of Australia's most distinguished poets. The book discusses poetic meter, and may be the only source you need. McAuley devotes a short chapter to versification based on accent, syllable count, free verse and "classical" meters, but the book as a whole focuses on metrical verse and its constant reference back to stress in normal speech - it suceeds in showing meterical verse as a natural outgrowth of what we do naturally. This dispels quickly any sense of the esoteric - poetry is of and for people in general not for a special literati. After establishing meter in the normal sphere of speech, McAuley then discusses how abstract meterical patterns are actually applied and how variety is added to avoid a sing-song effect.

Price = 10.95 USD

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