Contents
Forewordvii
PART I The Magic of Words1
PART II The Elements of Verse31
Meter and Rhythm31
Metrical Irregularities34
The Length of Lines38
Adornments38
How to Read Verse Aloud41
Stanza Forms52
The Ode77
Blank Verse80
Some French Forms83
The Sonnet88
The Kinds of Poetry114
PART III A Brief Survey of the Background of Poetry in English119
PART IV Poetry in the Twentieth Century172
Some Recommended Reading219
Index223

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  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
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  • Part II - The Elements of Verse 31
  • Part III - A Brief Survey of The Background of Poetry in English 119
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  • Some Recommended Reading 219
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