Natural Emphasis: English Versification from Chaucer to Dryden
Clear and mostly traditional in its approach to verse analysis, with a new look at the development of versification in Modern English, Natural Emphasis makes wide-ranging use of recent theoretical and linguistic studies to examine the chief contributions of poets from Chaucer to Dryden.
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Wyatt and Surrey
Spenser Sidney and The Countess of Pembroke
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accent accentual-syllabic accentual-syllabic verse aesthetic alliteration alliterative anapestic appear ballade stanzas blank verse Campion century cesura Chaucer's classical complex couplet decasyllabic line Donne Donne's doth effect Elizabethan emphasis end-stopped English Poetry English verse enjambment example Faerie Queene five stanzas foot formal four stanzas fourth syllable French Gascoigne Gascoigne's George Gascoigne Halle and Keyser hath Herbert hexameter iamb iambic pentameter imitate invention John Jonson language Latin lish London Lydgate Lydgate's lyric metrical mid-line pause mimetic narrative octosyllabic Oxford Univ patterns Pembroke pentameter line phrasing poem poem's poetic poets poulters measure Press prose Prosody Psalms quantitative quantitative verse Ralegh reader regular Renaissance rhetorical rhyme rhythmic Romance Ryme Saintsbury Shakespeare Sidney Sidney's six stanzas song sonnet Spenser stress strophic strophic forms suggests Surrey Surrey's syllabic verse syllabification syllables tetrameter thee thou tion Tottel tradition translation trimeter trochaic trochee variety versification voice words Wyatt's