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The Poem's Heartbeat: A Manual of Prosody (Slp Writers Guide)

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Publisher Comments:

The Poem's Heartbeatis a progressive, step-by-step introduction to prosody--the art and science of metrical composition in poetry. This second edition includes a new appendix of sample scansions, and a comprehensive index of poets and poems cited.

"This intelligent, user-friendly book is a quality guide to rhyme, rhythm, meter, and form for students, experienced readers, and practitioners of poetry... The Poem's Heartbeatmay well be the finest general book available on prosody."-Library Journal(starred review)

"In lucid prose, Corn clears a straight path through the scansion of quantitative verse and free verse... A provocative, definitive manual on meter."Publishers Weekly

"A lively and well-informed primer to prosody, a current hot topic in poetic studies. Corn's aim is to introduce the novice poet or student to the vocabulary and understanding of English prosody, from its basic rules and definitions to the complexities of how sound is measured in poetry. Recommended for all academic libraries, this book could only have been written by someone who cares about the details, the relation of sound to sense, and fine, clear expression."-Choice

"The Poem's Heartbeat triumphs over the dryness-or supposed dryness-of the subject, treating every aspect of it with precision, dispatch, and apt illustration. That it is sorely needed in the present footless state of things goes without saying."-Richard Wilbur

Synopsis:

The latest addition to the SLP Writers' Guide Series teaches how poems work. The basic building blocks — such as ryhme, rhythm, meter, and form — are discussed in clear, good-humored language. This introduction to prosody — the art and science of metrical composition in poetry — is the most accessible available.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-144) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781885266408
Subtitle:
A Manual of Prosody, Revised Edition
Author:
Corn, Alfred
Publisher:
Story Line Press
Location:
Ashland, Oregon
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Poetry
Subject:
English language -- Rhythm.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Slp Writers Guide
Series Volume:
RP-539
Publication Date:
March 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , The latest addition to the SLP Writers' Guide Series teaches how poems work. The basic building blocks — such as ryhme, rhythm, meter, and form — are discussed in clear, good-humored language. This introduction to prosody — the art and science of metrical composition in poetry — is the most accessible available.
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