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Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and PoeticsProvides 226 fully updated and authoritative entries, including 100 new to this edition, written by an international team of leading scholarsFeatures entries on critical concepts (canon, mimesis, prosody, syntax); genres, forms, and movements (ballad, blank verse, confessional poetry, ode); and terms (apostrophe, hypotaxis and parataxis, meter, tone)Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a full index
Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and PoeticsProvides more than 165 authoritative entries on poetry in more than 100 regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions throughout the worldFeatures extensive coverage of non-Western poetic traditionsIncludes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a general index
At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth. Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment--including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies--than conventional handbooks or dictionaries.
This is a book that no reader or writer of poetry will want to be without.
Thoroughly revised and updated by a new editorial team for twenty-first-century students, scholars, and poets
More than 250 new entries cover recent terms, movements, and related topics
Broader international coverage includes articles on the poetries of more than 110 nations, regions, and languages
Expanded coverage of poetries of the non-Western and developing worlds
Updated bibliographies and cross-references
New, easier-to-use page design
Fully indexed for the first time