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The poem's heartbeat : a manual of prosody, Alfred Corn

Label
The poem's heartbeat : a manual of prosody
Title
The poem's heartbeat
Title remainder
a manual of prosody
Statement of responsibility
Alfred Corn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This guide to rhyme, rhythm, meter, and form sparks intuitive and technical lightning-flashes for poets and readers curious to know a poem s inner workings. Clear, good-humored, and deeply readable, this is the modern classic on prosody, the art and science of poetic meter. Each of the book's ten chapters is a progressive, step-by-step presentation rich with examples to illustrate concepts such as line, stress, scansion marks, slant rhyme, and iambic pentameter. By the enf of this book, the author has taught the novice to become artist and magician. This book also includes a selected bibliography and encourages readers and students to carry their investigations further. The word line comes from the Latin linea, itself derived from the word for a thread of linen. We can look at the lines of poetry as slender compositional units forming a weave like that of a textile. Indeed, the word text has the same origin as the word textile. It isn t difficult to compare the compositional process to weaving, where thread moves from left to right, reaches the margin of the text, then shuttles back to begin the next unit
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corn, Alfred
Dewey number
808.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1505
LC item number
.C67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Poetics
  • English language
Label
The poem's heartbeat : a manual of prosody, Alfred Corn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Poem's Heartbeat was originally published by Story Line Press, 1997"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents Preface Introduction 1 Line and Stress 2 Accentual-Syllabic Verse 3 Metrical Variation 4 Phonic Echo 5 Stanza 6 Verseforms 7 Refrain 8 Quantitative Verse 9 Syllable-Count Verse 10 Unmetered Poetry About the Author Selected Bibliography Index Index of Poets and Poems Cited Appendix: Sample Scansions
Control code
15239509
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 178 p.
Isbn
9781556592812
Lccn
2008014591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The poem's heartbeat : a manual of prosody, Alfred Corn
Publication
Note
"The Poem's Heartbeat was originally published by Story Line Press, 1997"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents Preface Introduction 1 Line and Stress 2 Accentual-Syllabic Verse 3 Metrical Variation 4 Phonic Echo 5 Stanza 6 Verseforms 7 Refrain 8 Quantitative Verse 9 Syllable-Count Verse 10 Unmetered Poetry About the Author Selected Bibliography Index Index of Poets and Poems Cited Appendix: Sample Scansions
Control code
15239509
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 178 p.
Isbn
9781556592812
Lccn
2008014591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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