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Studies in the Metre of Alliterative Verse

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by Ad Putter & Judith Jefferson & Myra Stokes
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Studies in the Metre of Alliterative Verse by Ad Putter & Judith Jefferson & Myra Stokes

'For editors of alliterative verse, this book is essential reading'. Susanna Fein, Speculum, lxxxv (2010), pp. 457 - 458. 'A model of meticulousness and sensible argument'. Thomas Bredehoft, Review of English Studies, lx (2009), pp. 802 - 804. The volume provides a comprehensive study of the metre of the unrhymed poems of the Alliterative Revival. It includes detailed analysis and discussion of line endings, alliterative patterning, historical grammar, the relationship between linguistic stress and beat, and presents new discoveries regarding the metrical rules of the a-verse. Readers interested in the metre and textual criticism of alliterative poems, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Siege of Jerusalem and the Alexander fragments, will find this monograph 'an outstanding, scholarly, assured and important work' (Ruth Kennedy, Royal Holloway, University of London). 'For editors of alliterative verse, this book is essential reading'. Susanna Fein, Speculum, lxxxv (2010), pp. 457 - 458. 'A model of meticulousness and sensible argument'. Thomas Bredehoft, Review of English Studies, lx (2009), pp. 802 - 804.

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Publisher: SSMLL
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780907570998 (DRM-PDF)

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