Framing and Tuning in Renaissance English Verse

Neil Rhodes

in Renaissance Transformations

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638734
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651573 | DOI:
Framing and Tuning in Renaissance English Verse

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This chapter explains how special significance was given to the formal issues of rhyme and metre in writers' creation of a national poetic voice. It cites the civilising paradigm around Orpheus and pays special attention to the importance of poetry's sound for understanding cultural history. The chapter also reveals an apprehension of language where expression is rooted in the body.

Keywords: rhyme; metre; poetic voice; Orpheus; sound; poetry; cultural history; language; expression

Chapter.  7078 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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