Chapter 11. The Forms of Verse

  1. Peter Brown
  1. Donka Minkova

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996355.ch12

A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500

A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500

How to Cite

Minkova, D. (2007) The Forms of Verse, in A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500 (ed P. Brown), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996355.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631219736

Online ISBN: 9780470996355

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Keywords:

  • forms of verse;
  • alliterative verse;
  • metrical constituents;
  • middle english alliterative verse;
  • unrhymed verse

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Alliterative Verse in the Fourteenth Century

  • Metrical Constituents of Middle English Alliterative Verse

  • The Distribution of Constituents in the Half-line

  • Alliterative Patterns in Middle English Unrhymed Verse

  • The Constituents of Syllable-counting Verse

  • Counting Syllables in Isosyllabic Verse

  • The Iambic Tetrameter

  • Chaucer's Metrical Innovation: The Iambic Pentameter in English