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English prosody from Chaucer to Wyatt

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Published by Mouton in The Hague .
Written in English


  • English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Versification.,
  • English poetry -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Jack Conner.
SeriesJanua linguarum : Series practica ;, 193
LC ClassificationsPE553 .C6
The Physical Object
Pagination104 p. ;
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5310387M
LC Control Number72094453

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Chaucer's Prosody: A Study of the Middle English Verse Tradition. London: Cambridge University Press, , pp. Treats the vexed issues of Chaucer's prosody through sensitive reading and compromise, describing his mature verse-line as "balanced pentameter," a combination of metrical and rhythmic patterns that dominate English verse from. Read this book on Questia. Since writing Verses of Cadence I have learned much about the prosody of the Middle Ages which has thrown additional light upon the prosody of Chaucer, Hoccleve, Lydgate, and others. The chief benefit of my investigations has been the ability to give further evidence for the nature of Chaucer's prosody, a theory at which I had arrived as the result of a growing. CONTENTS VOLUME CONTENTS INDEX OF ALL CHAPTERS BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (–21). Volume III. Renascence and Reformation. XIII. Prosody from Chaucer to Spenser. § 7. Wyatt and Surrey. Prosody from Chaucer to Spenser. § 8. Sackville. generation—almost of these two generations—was to get things ready for their successors—to make a new raising of English prosody to its highest power possible in the hands of Spenser and Shakespeare, by once more thoroughly stamping it with rhythm. Wyatt and Surrey.

with the metrical practice of Chaucer and other English poets. The assumption of the (Ameri- can) 2 1 stress pattern in these phrases renders a number of regular lines metrically deviant. Examples of such lines will be found on p. 3These facts are intended to convey a pic- ture of English stress under neutral emphasis. Prosody - Prosody - Meaning, pace, and sound: Scansion reveals the basic metrical pattern of the poem; it does not, however, tell everything about its prosody. The metre combines with other elements, notably propositional sense or meaning, pace or tempo, and such sound effects as alliteration, assonance, and rhyme. In the fifth line of “Vertue,” the reversed third foot occurring at angry. The Canterbury Tales, frame story by Geoffrey Chaucer, written in Middle English in – The framing device for the collection of stories is a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury, Kent. Learn more about The Canterbury Tales in this article. Geoffrey Chaucer (jĕf´rē chô´sər), c–, English poet, one of the most important figures in English literature. Life and Career The known facts of Chaucer's life are fragmentary and are based almost entirely on official records. He was born in London between and , the son of John Chaucer, a vintner.

There are several reasons why Chaucer is called the "father of English poetry." The first is that histories of literature for many centuries had preferred, primarily for pedagogical reasons, to.   After Chaucer the spirit of English poetry had slumbered for upward of a century. The change in pronunciation in the fifteenth century had created a lot of confusion in prosody which in the practice of such important poets as Lydgate and Skelton had been reduced to a mockery. Wyatt "let the Renaissance into English verse" by importing. Middle English texts. In welcoming this edition by an English scholar one is very glad to welcome a reciprocal contribution. M. C. Seymour. English Prosody from Chaucer to Wyatt by Jack Conner. Mouton, The Hague, Paris, pp. With this book a new player joms m the game of expounding the prosody of Chaucer and his successors. R. M. Wilson, Life in Anglo-Saxon England; The Cult of Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England; The Viking Legacy: The Scandinavian Influence on the English and Gaelic Languages; The Visionary Landscape: A Study in Medieval Allegory; The Gawain-Poet: A Critical Study; Chaucer's Prosody: A Study of the Middle English Verse Tradition; Ricardian Poetry: Chaucer, Gower, Langland and the ‘Gawain’ Poet.