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Author Powell, Joseph, 1952-

Title Accent on meter : a handbook for readers of poetry / Joseph Powell, Mark Halperin.

Publication Info. Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  808.1 P884A    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 167 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-160) and index.
Contents How to read a poem -- An introduction to meter -- Scansion : a practical guide -- More observations about metrical terms -- Meter among us -- Types of metrical lines -- Syllabic or strong-stress meters -- More metrical analysis : five poems -- Heartbeat and diurnal cycles -- Meter, rhythm, and degrees of stress -- Some fine points -- More practice with scansion -- Sentimentality -- Writing about poems -- Poem appendix.
Summary Offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry. --from publisher description.
Subject English language -- Versification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language -- Rhythm -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Poetry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Added Author Halperin, Mark, 1940-2018
ISBN 0814131468 paperback
9780814131466 paperback
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