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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0978  Thursday, 29 April 2004

[1]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 28 Apr 2004 12:02:30 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0968 Figures of Speech

[2]     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 28 Apr 2004 09:29:38 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0968 Figures of Speech

[3]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 28 Apr 2004 17:48:32 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0968 Figures of Speech


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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Apr 2004 12:02:30 -0400
Subject: 15.0968 Figures of Speech
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0968 Figures of Speech

H. T. Kirby-Smith, recently retired from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, has a terrific site on verse forms.  It's
designed to help students write sestinas or rondeaux or whatever, but
the lessons also supply clear definitions, and examples that are not
only apt but elegant.  Here's the URL:

http://www.uncg.edu/~htkirbys/intro.html

Prosodically,
David Evett

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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Apr 2004 09:29:38 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 15.0968 Figures of Speech
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0968 Figures of Speech

To Andy Jones:

A standard text, Edward P. J. Corbett's *Classical Rhetoric for the
Modern Student*, lists, explains, and gives examples of dozens of
figures of speech.

Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Apr 2004 17:48:32 +0100
Subject: 15.0968 Figures of Speech
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0968 Figures of Speech

David Lindley <
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 >On verse forms I would recommend John Hollander's witty book Rhyme's
 >Reason, the 'enlarged' edition of 1989 - he not only tells you what the
 >verse forms are, he demonstrates them.

I haven't seen the 2ndE of Hollander, but otherwise I'd agree with David
Lindley.

(Tho' there's an entire tranche of books on form, which all seem to run
to about 60-pages, from G.S.Fraser's Critical Idiom text on ... )

However, more comprehensive is Lewis Turco's +The Book of Forms: A
Handbook of Poetics+.

Dry, boring, but comprehensive.

Mind you, the bottom line is +The New Princeton Encyclopaedia of Poetry
and Poetics+ (4th edition, 1993, with the articles by Tim Broghan).

It's all (well, almost all) there, but you need to know what to look-up.

+Verse+ (Tim Brogan's bibliography) is on the Web, but I don't think
there's any way of looking-up NPEPP other than checking the index.

Buy the 4th Edition of NPEPP -- if for nothing else, TFEB on metrical forms.

Not there in Ed3.

Robin Hamilton

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