Hopkins's Poetics of Speech Sound: Sprung Rhythm, Lettering, Inscape

Hopkins s Poetics of Speech Sound Sprung Rhythm Lettering Inscape Although virtually unknown in his lifetime Gerard Manley Hopkins is counted today among the great nineteenth century poets His poetry was collected and published posthumously by his friend

  • Title: Hopkins's Poetics of Speech Sound: Sprung Rhythm, Lettering, Inscape
  • Author: James I. Wimsatt
  • ISBN: 9780802091543
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Although virtually unknown in his lifetime, Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 1889 is counted today among the great nineteenth century poets His poetry was collected and published posthumously by his friend Robert Bridges in 1917, and subsequently Hopkins s reputation flowered, though as a modern writer than as Victorian, and very little as a poetic theorist Yet the bodyAlthough virtually unknown in his lifetime, Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844 1889 is counted today among the great nineteenth century poets His poetry was collected and published posthumously by his friend Robert Bridges in 1917, and subsequently Hopkins s reputation flowered, though as a modern writer than as Victorian, and very little as a poetic theorist Yet the body of Hopkins s critical writing reveals sharp insight into the subject of poetics, and presents an innovative theory that locates primary poetic meaning in figures of speech sound These figures of speech sound provide the focus for James I Wimsatt s erudite and original study Drawing from Hopkins s diaries, letters, student essays, and correspondence with poet friends, Wimsatt illuminates Hopkins s theory that the sound of poetic language carries an emotional, not merely logical and grammatical, meaning Wimsatt concentrates his study on Hopkins s writings about sprung rhythm, lettering, and inscape, his coinages and makes abundant reference to Hopkins s verse, showing how it exemplifies his language theory A well researched and highly detailed book, Hopkins s Poetics of Speech Sound asserts major significance for a relatively neglected aspect of this important poet s writings.
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    • Edward Ferrari says:

      Many valuable insights, but thoroughly humourless and academic in its approach. Did no sufficiently define the key concepts of Hopkin's poetics I thought, particularly 'inscape,' and was overly repetitive.

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