The Music of Verse

Metrical Experiment in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

  • Authors
  • Joseph Phelan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Joseph Phelan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Joseph Phelan
    Pages 15-44
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 181-225

About this book


Through its recovery of the metrical principles underlying the work of some of the century's major poets, this study highlights the intricacy of the relation between the 'music' of verse and its meaning, and helping us to understand the way in which the ferment of metrical experiment eventually led to the emergence of free verse.


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