Prosody and Purpose in the English Renaissance

Prosody and Purpose in the English Renaissance

Author: O. B. Hardison, Jr.

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421430881

Page: 362

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He explores authorial purposes ranging from technical attempts to match sound and genre to the lofty aims of improving the vernacular or ennobling culture, from the dramatist's practical search for verse forms suited to the stage to Milton ...

He explores authorial purposes ranging from technical attempts to match sound and genre to the lofty aims of improving the vernacular or ennobling culture, from the dramatist's practical search for verse forms suited to the stage to Milton's quest for a meter fit to convey divine relation.



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