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The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin


Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. This book breaks that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental connections between poetry and sound—connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies. Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the contemporary avant-garde, this book explores such subjects as the translatability of lyric sound, the historical and cultural roles of rhyme, the role of sound repetition in noveli ... More

Keywords: sound, poetry, lyric forms, Maurice Scève's Délie, Ezra Pound, Hugo Ball, Jean Cocteau, rhyme, sound repetition, sound poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226657424
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marjorie Perloff, editor

Craig Dworkin, editor

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