Rhyme's Reason A Guide to English Verse

ISBN-10: 0300088329
ISBN-13: 9780300088328
Edition: 3rd 2001
Authors: John Hollander
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

In his classic text Rhyme's Reason, John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with a self-descriptive example. It includes examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit these patterns.

John Hollander has edited several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet volumes, including "Robert Frost", "Christmas Poems", "War Poems", "Marriage Poems", "Animal Poems", & "Garden Poems". He is the A. Bartlett Biamatti Professor of English at Yale University, & the author of numerous books of poetry & criticism. He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1990.

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Schemes
Verse Systems
Accentual-Syllabic Verse
The pentameter line and others
Versification
Monostich
Blank verse
Fourteeners
Rhyming
Couplets
Tercets
Quatrains
Other stanzaic forms
Kinds of sonnet
Accentual Meters
Old English
Sprung rhythm
Skeltonics
Pure Syllabic Verse
Haiku
Cinquain
Free Verse
Aberrant Forms
Antiverse
Pattern-poem
Concrete poem
Ode Forms
Quantitative Verse
Classical Meters and Their Adaptations
Elegiacs
Alcaics
Hendecasyllabics
Acrostics
Echo verse
Repetitive Structures
Carol and refrain
Villanelle
Sestina
Ballade
Rondeau
Triolet
Pantoum
Blues and thirty-two bar standard song
Comical Schemes
Limerick
Clerihew
Double-dactyl
Rhetorical Schemes
Epic simile
Zeugma
Anacoluthon
Apostrophe
Anaphora
Homoeoteleuton
Chiasmus
Variation and Mimesis
Imitative form
Representative versification
More on Rhyming
Anomalous rhyming
Laisses
Line indentation
Blank-verse sonnet
Uncommon Schemes
Unequal couplet
Pushkin's stanza
Canzone
Rondel and roundel
Rondeau redouble
Accentual hexameters
Ad hoc rhythms
Leonine Rhyme
Rhopalics
Tanka
Pantun
Ghazals
Luc-bat
Appendix
Patterns in Practice
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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