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Beat

Derek Attridge

in The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Published in print October 2013 | ISBN: 9780199576463
Published online December 2013 | | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199576463.013.002

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

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This article is concerned with the skilful use made by Victorian poets of the four-beat line with varied offbeats and a strong, easily grasped rhythm, sometimes known as ‘dolnik’ verse. The poems considered include those by Alfred Tennyson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Browning, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edward Lear, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Rudyard Kipling, and Thomas Hardy.

Keywords: poems; Victorian poetry; rhythm; metre; dolnik verse

Article.  7817 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (19th Century) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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