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Introduction

Peter McDonald

in Sound Intentions

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661190
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191749049 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661190.003.0001
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The Introduction discusses the issue of repetition and rhyme and gives a brief history of rhyme in English-language poetry. The book approaches intention as a complex effect in poetry, and in many ways a paradoxical one; but it also assumes that this intention's presence in writing — its force in the words of the texts that are poems — is a real and not a fanciful phenomenon.

Keywords: rhyme; repitition; theory; poetry; intention

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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