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By Matthew Bevis

'I am prone to imagine that we need new kinds . . . in addition to thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford guide of Victorian Poetry offers a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and diversity of Victorian poetic varieties, and attends to poems as either formed and shaping forces. the amount is split into 4 major sections. the 1st part on 'Form' seems to be at a number of primary options and engagements—'Rhythm',
'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. the second one part, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical occasions to the current day) that impression and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The 3rd part presents 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by
concentrating on specific poems or collections of poems, supplying targeted, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and demanding situations provided by way of specific kinds of pondering and writing. the ultimate part, 'The position of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a number methods with a view to situate Victorian poetry inside of broader contexts and discussions: the areas during which poems have been encountered; the poetic illustration and embodiment of assorted websites and areas; the site of the
'Victorian' along different territories and nationalities; and debates concerning the position - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This guide is designed to be not just a vital source for these attracted to Victorian poetry and poetics, but in addition a landmark publication—provocative, seminal
volume that may supply a long-lasting contribution to destiny experiences within the area.

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