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  • Author(s):
    Joseph A. Dane
    Subject(s):
    Poetics--Study and teaching, Versification, French language--Versification, English language--Versification, English poetry--Study and teaching, Latin language--Versification
    Abstract:

    Students of English literature now rarely receive instruction in versification (theory or practice) at either the undergraduate or the graduate level.* The Long and the Short of It* is a clear, straightforward account of versification that also functions as an argument for a renewed attention to the formal qualities of verse and for a renewed awareness of the forms and traditions that have shaped the way we think about English verse. After an introduction and discussion of basic principles, J…

    Date Published:
    2010-03-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Katherine C. Little
    Subject(s):
    Literature, Medieval--Influence, English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism, Pastoral poetry, English--History and criticism
    Abstract:

    Pastoral poetry has long been considered a signature Renaissance mode: originating in late sixteenth-century England via a rediscovery of classical texts, it is concerned with self-fashioning and celebrating the court. But, as Katherine C. Little demonstrates in Transforming Work: Early Modern Pastoral and Medieval Poetry, the pastoral mode is in fact indebted to medieval representations of rural labor.

    Little offers a new literary history for the pastoral, arguing that the authors of the…

    Date Published:
    2013-08-28
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book