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The rise and fall of meter : poetry and English national culture, 1860-1930 / Meredith Martin.

Author/Creator:
Martin, Meredith, 1976-
Publication:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 274 p. ; 23 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Other Title:
Poetry and English national culture, 1860-1930
Subjects:
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English language -- Versification.
National characteristics, English, in literature.
Poetics -- History -- 19th century.
Poetics -- History -- 20th century.
Contents:
Introduction: the failure of meter
Modern instability
Metrical communities
Meter as culture
A note on historical prosody
The history of meter
A metrical history of England
A grammatical history of England
Grammatical instability
Metrical instability
The stigma of meter
Metrical irrelevance
The British empire of letters
Marking instress
Acute stress in "The wreck of the Deutschland"
Mistrusting the ear
The institution of meter
Metrical mastery
Inventing the "Britannic"
Dynamic reading
Mastery for the masses
The English ear
A prosodic entity
The discipline of meter
Patriotic pedagogy
Matthew Arnold's metrical intimacy
Henry Newbolt's cultural metrics
Private meters, public rhythms
The sound of the drum
The trauma of meter
Wartime, poetics
Sad death for a poet!
Therapeutic measures
Bent-double
The kindred points of heaven and home
The before- and afterlife of meter
Metrical modernism
Make it old : Robert Bridges and obsolescence
Alice Meynell's "English metres"
Toward a critical prosody.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references(p. 241-259) and index.
ISBN:
9780691152738 (hc. : alk. paper)
069115273X (hc. : alk. paper)
9780691155074 (pbk. : alk. paper
0691155070 (pbk. : alk. paper
OCLC:
742234210