The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms

Editors: Greene, Roland and Cushman Stephen
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-691-17199-9
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
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The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms--drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Provides an authoritative guide to the most important terms in the study of poetry and literature.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bibliographical Abbreviations
  • General Abbreviations
  • Contributors
  • A
  • ACCENT.
  • ACCENTUAL-SYLLABIC VERSE.
  • ACCENTUAL VERSE.
  • AIR.
  • ALBA
  • ALEXANDRINE
  • ALLITERATION
  • AMBIGUITY
  • ANACOLUTHON
  • ANACREONTIC
  • ANADIPLOSIS
  • ANALOGY.
  • ANAPEST
  • ANAPHORA
  • ANTISTROPHE
  • ANTITHESIS
  • ANTONOMASIA
  • APORIA
  • APOSTROPHE
  • ASSONANCE
  • ASYNDETON
  • AUDIENCE.
  • B
  • BALLAD
  • I. Regional and Linguistic Variation
  • II. Oral and Written Ballads
  • III. Scholarship and Influence in Literary History
  • BALLAD METER, HYMN METER.
  • BEAT
  • BIBLICAL POETRY.
  • BLANK VERSE
  • I. Italian
  • II. English
  • III. Spanish and Portuguese
  • IV. German
  • V. Scandinavian
  • VI. Slavic
  • BLASON
  • BLUES.
  • BROKEN RHYME
  • BURLESQUE.
  • C
  • CAESURA
  • I. Caesura vs. Pause
  • II. Position
  • III. Extra Syllables
  • CANON.
  • CARPE DIEM
  • CATACHRESIS
  • CATALEXIS
  • CATALOG
  • CHAIN RHYME
  • CHIASMUS
  • CHRISTABEL METER
  • CLOSURE.
  • COLON
  • COMPLAINT
  • COMPOSITION.
  • COMPOSITION BY FIELD
  • CONCEIT
  • CONCRETE POETRY
  • CONFESSIONAL POETRY
  • CONSONANCE
  • CONVENTION
  • COUPLET
  • CROSS RHYME
  • D
  • DACTYL
  • DECASYLLABLE
  • DECORUM
  • DEIXIS.
  • DEMOTION.
  • I. Definition.
  • II. Dramatic Poetry and Drama in Verse.
  • III. Dramatic Poetry and Performance Theory.
  • IV. Dramatic Poetry in the Theater.
  • DEVOTIONAL POETRY.
  • DIALOGUE.
  • DICTION.
  • DIMETER
  • DOZENS.
  • DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE.
  • DRAMATIC POETRY
  • DREAM VISION.
  • E
  • ECLOGUE
  • EKPHRASIS
  • ELEGIAC DISTICH,
  • ELEGIAC STANZA
  • ELEGY
  • I. History
  • II. Criticism
  • ELISION
  • ELLIPSIS
  • ENCOMIUM
  • ENGLISH PROSODY
  • I. Old English
  • II. Middle English
  • III. Modern (after 1500)
  • ENJAMBMENT
  • ENVOI
  • EPIC
  • I. History
  • II. Theory
  • EPIGRAM
  • EPITAPH (Gr., “writing on a tomb”)
  • EPITHALAMIUM
  • EPITHET
  • EPODE
  • EUPHONY
  • EYE RHYME
  • F
  • FABLIAU
  • FOOT (MODERN).
  • FORM.
  • FOURTEENER
  • FREE VERSE
  • I. History
  • II. Form
  • G
  • GENRE.
  • GEORGIC.
  • H
  • HAIKU, WESTERN
  • I. Before 1910
  • II. Through the Two World Wars
  • III. Resurgence in the 1950s
  • HEMISTICH
  • HENDECASYLLABLE.
  • HENDIADYS
  • HEPTAMETER.
  • HEROIC COUPLET.
  • HEROIC VERSE
  • HEXAMETER.
  • HIATUS.
  • HOMOEOTELEUTON
  • HYMN.
  • HYPERBATON.
  • HYPERBOLE
  • HYPOTAXIS AND PARATAXIS.
  • I
  • IAMBIC
  • IDYLL
  • IMAGE.
  • IMAGERY
  • I. Culture and Criticism
  • II. Sense, Mind, and Language
  • III. Imagery and Discourse
  • INDETERMINACY.
  • IN MEMORIAM STANZA.
  • INTERNAL RHYME
  • INVECTIVE.
  • IRONY.
  • ISOCOLON AND PARISON.
  • K
  • KENNING
  • L
  • LAMENT.
  • LEONINE RHYME, VERSE.
  • LETTER, VERSE.
  • LIMERICK.
  • LINE
  • LITOTES
  • LOVE POETRY
  • I. Issues and Assumptions
  • II. Thematic Overview.
  • III. Conventions and Personae.
  • LYRIC
  • LYRIC SEQUENCE.
  • M
  • MADRIGAL
  • MASCULINE AND FEMININE
  • METAPHOR
  • I. Critical Views
  • II. History
  • III. Recent Views
  • IV. Current Debates
  • V. Summary
  • METER
  • I. Four Categories.
  • II. Debates About Meter
  • III. Functions
  • METONYMY
  • MIMESIS
  • I. Beginnings
  • II. Plato
  • III. Aristotle
  • IV. Later Greek Views
  • V. Legacy
  • MOCK EPIC, MOCK HEROIC
  • MONOLOGUE.
  • N
  • NARRATIVE POETRY
  • I. History.
  • II. Poetic Form and Narrative Poetry.
  • III. Criticism.
  • NARRATOR.
  • NEAR RHYME,
  • NONSENSE VERSE.
  • O
  • OCTAVE
  • OCTOSYLLABLE.
  • ODE
  • ONOMATOPOEIA
  • OTTAVA RIMA.
  • P
  • PALINODE.
  • PANEGYRIC
  • PARADOX.
  • PARALIPSIS
  • PARALLELISM
  • PARODY.
  • PARONOMASIA
  • PASTORAL
  • I. Ancient.
  • II. Modern.
  • PATHETIC FALLACY.
  • PATTERN POETRY.
  • PENTAMETER.
  • PERFORMANCE
  • I. Theory.
  • II. History.
  • III. Practice.
  • PERIPHRASIS.
  • PERSONA.
  • PERSONIFICATION.
  • POEM
  • POET.
  • POETICS, WESTERN
  • I. Classical.
  • II. Medieval and Early Modern.
  • III. Romanticism to Modernism.
  • IV. Postmodernism and Beyond.
  • POETRY.
  • POIĒSIS
  • POINT OF VIEW.
  • POLYPTOTON
  • POLYSYNDETON
  • PROSE POEM.
  • PROSODY
  • I. Introduction.
  • II. Elements, Structure, System.
  • III. Analysis.
  • IV. Prose and Free Verse.
  • V. Linguistic Prosody and Literary Studies.
  • PROSOPOPOEIA
  • PROVERB.
  • PSALM
  • PUN.
  • PYRRHIC
  • Q
  • QUANTITY
  • I. Concepts Ancient and Modern.
  • II. Linguistic Basis
  • QUATRAIN.
  • R
  • REFRAIN
  • REPETITION.
  • RHYME
  • I. Origin and History of Rhyme in World Poetries.
  • II. Rhyme in Western Poetries, Particularly in English.
  • RHYME ROYAL.
  • RHYME SCHEME
  • RHYTHM
  • I. Features of Rhythm.
  • II. Rhythm versus Meter.
  • III. Analysis of Rhythm.
  • RICH RHYME
  • RIDDLE.
  • RIME RICHE.
  • RONDEAU.
  • S
  • SAPPHIC
  • SATIRE.
  • SCANSION
  • I. Definition and History
  • II. Notation.
  • III. Meter, Rhythm, and Scansion
  • IV. Pros and Cons of Scansion.
  • SCHEME
  • SEPTET
  • SESTET
  • SESTINA
  • SIGNIFYING
  • SIMILE.
  • SKELTONIC
  • SLANG.
  • SONG
  • SONNET
  • SONNET SEQUENCE
  • SOUND
  • I. Theoretical Overview
  • II. Articulation, Acoustics, and Cognition
  • III. Recent Approaches to Sound
  • IV. Expressivity
  • V. Sound Effects and Sound Patterning in Poetry
  • VI. Conclusion
  • SOUND POETRY
  • SPEAKER
  • SPENSERIAN STANZA
  • SPLIT LINES
  • SPOKEN WORD.
  • SPONDEE
  • SPRUNG RHYTHM.
  • STANZA.
  • STICHOMYTHIA
  • STROPHE.
  • STYLE.
  • SUBLIME
  • I. Classical.
  • II. Enlightenment to Modern
  • SYLLABIC VERSE
  • I. System of Versification
  • II. English
  • SYMBOL
  • I. In Culture
  • II. In Poetry
  • SYNAERESIS
  • SYNAESTHESIA
  • SYNCOPE
  • SYNECDOCHE
  • SYNTAX, POETIC
  • T
  • TERCET.
  • TERZA RIMA.
  • TETRAMETER
  • I. Classical.
  • II. Modern
  • TONE
  • TRIMETER
  • TROCHAIC
  • TROPE
  • U
  • UT PICTURA POESIS.
  • V
  • VARIABLE FOOT.
  • VERISIMILITUDE.
  • VERSE DRAMA.
  • VERSE EPISTLE
  • VERSE NOVEL.
  • VERSE PARAGRAPH.
  • VERSE SYSTEMS.
  • VERSIFICATION.
  • VERS LIBRE.
  • VILLANELLE
  • VIRELAI
  • VISUAL ARTS AND POETRY.
  • VISUAL POETRY
  • I. Forms.
  • II. Free Verse
  • VISUAL RHYME.
  • VOICE.
  • VOLTA
  • Z
  • ZEUGMA