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The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry
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Details

  • Page extent: 180 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.44 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 891.71/009
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: PG3041 .W328 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Russian poetry--History and criticism

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521808811 | ISBN-10: 0521808812)

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Contents




Preface page ix
Acknowledgments x
Note on translations and transliterations xi
 
Introduction 1
 
Part I Concepts
 
Chapter 1 Versification: how to do things with words 15
  Meter 17
  Rhyme 28
  Stanza 30
 
Chapter 2 Poetic language 35
  Lexicon 35
  Sound 40
  Tropes and syntax 44
 
Chapter 3 Tradition and the individual talent 50
  Citation 52
  Topos 57
  Genre 60
 
Part II Interpretation
 
Chapter 4 From the ode to the elegy (and beyond) 65
 
Chapter 5 The ballad 81
 
Chapter 6 Love poetry 95
 
Chapter 7 Nature poetry 110
 
Chapter 8 Patriotic verse 127
 
  Conclusion: poetry and pattern 146
 
Bibliography 156
Suggested further reading 158
Index of poetic terms 160
Index of names and works 162


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