Poetry and english national culture 1860 1930 meredith martin editions paperback the rise and fall of meter tells the unknown story of english meter from the late eighteenth century until just after world war i uncovering a vast and unexplored archive in the history of poetics meredith martin shows that the history of prosody is tied . A genuinely exciting contribution to the history of english poetry and poetics the rise and fall of meter argues for a more complicated and ultimately more interesting narrative of the turn from victorian to modern prosody meredith martins significant archival work and fastidious analyses teach us how to read poems we likely have never . The rise and fall of meter poetry and english national culture 1860 1930 by meredith martin review michael d hurley victorian review volume 39 number 1 spring 2013 pp 221 223 review. Not an old fashioned approach to poetry but a dynamic contested and inherently nontraditional field english meter concerned issues of personal and national identity class education patriotism militarism and the development of english literature as a disciplinethe rise and fall of metertells the unknown story of english meter from . Get this from a library the rise and fall of meter poetry and english national culture 1860 1930 meredith martin why do we often teach english poetic meter by the greek terms iamb and trochee how is our understanding of english meter influenced by the history of englands sense of itself in the nineteenth
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