[EPUB] ↠ Free Read ✓ Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters : by Annie Finch ¸ #2020


  • Title: Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters
  • Author: Annie Finch
  • ISBN: 9780375712487
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters By Annie Finch This comprehensive and joyous celebration of metered verse brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature.After a century dominated by free verse, there is a new excitement about rediscovering poetry s ancient musical and performative roots Iambic pentameter is the most familiar meter for most readers, but it only scratches the surface of the extraordinaryThis comprehensive and joyous celebration of metered verse brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature.After a century dominated by free verse, there is a new excitement about rediscovering poetry s ancient musical and performative roots Iambic pentameter is the most familiar meter for most readers, but it only scratches the surface of the extraordinary diversity of rhythmic patterns that poets have employed over the ages That astonishing variety is fully explored in this one of a kind anthology, packed with great poems that beg to be read aloud Measure for Measure is organized by meter, with brief explanatory headnotes covering accentual meter, trochees, anapests, dactyls, iambs, ballad meter, and exotic species like amphibrachs, dipodics, hendecasyllabics, sapphics, and The entrancing examples of each meter are drawn from a wide range of poetic traditions, from Ovid and Sappho to Shakespeare and Milton, encompassing the Romantics, the Victorians, ballads, folk songs, poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and modern day poets Whether performed aloud or enjoyed in silence, Measure for Measure is a treat for the ear, the heart, and the mind.
    Annie Finch
    Annie Finch is a poet and writer, a performer of poetry and ritual, and a speaker on women s empowerment and earth based spirituality She has presented on poetry, feminism, and or spirituality at gatherings and conferences including Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality, Where Womyn Gather, A Room of Her Own, and Emerging Women Annie s poetry has been featured onstage at Carnegie Hall and in The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century American Poetry The most recent of her six books of poetry is Spells New and Selected Poems Wesleyan University Press, 2013 Her books about poetry writing include A Poet s Craft A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry Her music, opera and theatrical collaborations have appeared on many stages Like the Nordic and Celtic bards from whom she traces her descent, Annie has devoted rigorous attention to poetic craft She earned a BA from Yale University, MA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, and Ph.D from Stanford University and has also studied earth based spiritual practices including energy healing, herbalism, and ritual In addition to awards for her books of poetry, Annie has received the Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award for a lifetime s contribution to the art and craft of poetic versification Annie teaches on the faculty of the St Francis College low residency MFA in Creative Writing and also offers private consultations She is currently completing a new book of poems and a prose book about the witch s path.You can subscribe to Annie s poetic and witchy newsletters and poetic Spells at anniefinch.

    Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters By Annie Finch

    Commentaires:

    Maru Kun
    When I was young, before my education tailored to a seat in a cubicle or if I was lucky an office with a window really got going and destroyed all love of art and learning, I used to enjoy reading poetry What child with any sense of music or language could not like this Masefield QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,With a cargo of ivory,And apes and peacocks,Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.Or a when a little older, this W H Auden and incl [...]

    Sylvester
    Interesting to see the variations on the set forms, and a fine collection The sonnet is still my favorite.

    Artfulreader
    3.5

    Kem White
    This is another great volume in the Everyman s Library Pocket Poets series What makes this anthology so good is not the poetry, per se, but its approach to selecting the poems carefully illustrating poetic meter Iambs, trochees, dactyls, and other poetic feet and poetic meters are all explained with examples given.As with most anthologies, there are some poems I really liked and others I disliked My favorite was probably W S Gilbert s I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General, a song lyric, [...]

    Grady McCallie
    This is a short book, but the diversity of the selections, and the clear explanations of how the poems use meter, make it a wonderful introduction or reintroduction to meter in English language poetry I suppose it would likely be a waste for a practicing poet a glossary or encyclopedia of poetics would serve better as a comprehensive reference but it has opened the door to a renewed interest in poetry for me One of the pleasures of the book is that a bunch of the poems are by poets I d never hea [...]

    Ci
    As an amateur reader of poems, I am interested in the poetic meters only derivatively Having bought this slim book as a reference in case I need a reference for poetic meters, I have set the most modest ambition to understand the variety of poems collected as meter exemplars However, I am delighted to discover poets that I have not read before Even though my initial enthusiasm for Edward Lear s The Owl and The Pussy Cat turned cold, this book is beyond just play of sounds and spastic wit in soun [...]

    Robin
    A cute little pocket book full of formal poetry I appreciate how easily organized it is and the variety of modern and classic poetry.

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