Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

The contemporary reader of English poetry is able to take pleasure in the sounds and movements of the English language in works written over the past eight centuries, and to find poems that convey powerful emotions and vivid images from this entire period. This book investigates the ways in which poets have exploited the resources of the language as a spoken medium – its characteristic rhythms, its phonetic qualities, its deployment of syntax – to write verse that continues to move and delight. The …

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