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The Resource The ghost of meter : culture and prosody in American free verse, Annie Finch

The ghost of meter : culture and prosody in American free verse, Annie Finch

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The ghost of meter : culture and prosody in American free verse
Title
The ghost of meter
Title remainder
culture and prosody in American free verse
Statement of responsibility
Annie Finch
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Language
eng
Summary
The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse provides a new strategy for interpreting the ways in which metrical patterns contribute to the meaning of poems. Annie Finch puts forth the theory of "the metrical code," a way of tracing the changing cultural connotations of metered verse, especially iambic pentameter. By applying the code to specific poems, the author is able to analyze a writer's relation to literary history and to trace the evolution of modern and contemporary poetries from the forms that preceded them. The introduction offers a thorough survey of ideas about meter and meaning from the ancient Greeks to the present, tracing the changing role of meter in poetic theory. Subsequent chapters treat the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, and T.S. Eliot, who wrote during a crucial period in American poetry, the transition from nineteenth- to twentieth-century poetics. A final chapter illustrates developments in the metrical code during the contemporary period, with readings of poems by Audre Lorde, Anne Sexton, and Charles Wright. The author's theory is informed by the work of Roland Barthes, the Russian Formalists, and feminist literary theory. Her account of nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetics relies on extensive primary research in prosodic theory and analyzes many of these texts for the first time. Annie Finch is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Prosody, University of Northern Iowa
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DLC
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1956-
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Finch, Annie
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • Free verse
  • English language
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The ghost of meter : culture and prosody in American free verse, Annie Finch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-167) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27641943
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 178 pages
Isbn
9780472104055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1522874
Label
The ghost of meter : culture and prosody in American free verse, Annie Finch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27641943
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 178 pages
Isbn
9780472104055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1522874

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