Augustan measures : Restoration and eighteenth-century writings on prosody and metre / Richard Bradford

Author(s): Bradford, Richard, 1957-
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Subjects: English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700--Criticism, Textual
English poetry--18th century--Criticism, Textual
English language--Versification
Criticism--England--History--17th century
Criticism--England--History--18th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Aldershot : Ashgate, c2002
Series: Studies in early modern English literature
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: General Editor's Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1. The Critical Debate on Blank Verse and the Couplet up to Bysshe's Art of English Poetry (1702) 6
2. Stress, Accent, Quantity and the Composition of the Pentameter 45
3. The Prescriptive Criticism 70
4. The Elocution Movement and the Critical Work of Thomas Sheridan 97
5. The Elocution Movement and the Destruction of Form 130
6. The Theory of Rhyme, and Poetic Genres 155
7. Form and Meaning in Blank Verse 186
Conclusion 224
App. 1. Dryden's Connection with the Preface to Joshua Poole's English Parnassus 226
App. 2. 'Rhyme' and 'Rime' in Paradise Lost 228
Bibliography 230
Index 245
Notes: LCCN: 2001099681
ISBN: 0754607119
Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-244) and index
Physical Description: vi, 247 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 49640391
ISBN/ISSN: 0754607119

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