The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms by Roland Greene
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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. Featuring 226 fully revised and updated entries, including 100 that are new to this edition, the book offers clear and insightful definitions and discussions of critical concepts, genres, forms, movements, and poetic elements, followed by invaluable, up-to-date bibliographies that guide users to further reading and research. Because the entries are carefully selected and adapted from the Princeton Encyclopedia, the Handbook has unrivalled breadth and depth for a book of its kind, in a convenient, portable size. Fully indexed for the first time and complete with an introduction by the editors, this is an essential volume for all literature students, teachers, and researchers, as well as other readers and writers.

Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and PoeticsProvides 226 fully updated and authoritative entries, including 100 new to this edition, written by an international team of leading scholarsFeatures entries on critical concepts (canon, mimesis, prosody, syntax); genres, forms, and movements (ballad, blank verse, confessional poetry, ode); and terms (apostrophe, hypotaxis and parataxis, meter, tone)Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a full index

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Roland Greene is the Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Stephen Cushman is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Clare Cavanagh is Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. Jahan Ramazani is the Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Paul F. Rouzer is Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota.
Published July 26, 2016 by Princeton University Press. 455 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As has been done with past editions, two additional references have been drawn from the latest update of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, edited by Greene (English & comparative literature, Sch. of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford Univ.) and Cushman (

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