The art of the poetic line /

"Poetry is the sound of language organized in lines." James Longenbach opens The Art of the Poetic Line with that essential statement. Through a range of examples - from Shakespeare and Milton to Ashbery and Glück - Longenbach describes the function of line in metered, rhymed, syllabic, an...

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Main Author: Longenbach, James.
Language:English
Series:Art of series.
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Summary:"Poetry is the sound of language organized in lines." James Longenbach opens The Art of the Poetic Line with that essential statement. Through a range of examples - from Shakespeare and Milton to Ashbery and Glück - Longenbach describes the function of line in metered, rhymed, syllabic, and free-verse poetry. That function is sonic, he argues, and our true experience of it can only be identified in relation to other elements in a poem. Syntax and the interaction of different kinds of line endings are primary to understanding line, as is the relationship of lineated poems to prose poetry. The Art of the Poetic Line is a vital new resource by one of America's most important critics and one of poetry's most engaging practitioners.
Physical Description:xiii, 128 pages ; 18 cm.
Also issued online.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [123]-128).
Published: Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf, [2008]
ISBN:9781555974886
1555974880
9781555974954 (pbk.)
1555974953 (pbk.)