Shaping Free Verse: American Prosody and Poetics 1880-1920.Kappeler, Erin.
Abstract: Abstract Shaping Free Verse: American Prosody and Poetics 1880-1920 This dissertation reveals the untold history of free verse in the United States. Current accounts of the genre contend that free verse was a response to the metrical homogeneity of poetry at the turn into the twentieth century, and that it revitalized a dying art form. I show that these teleological histories misrepresen... read more
- Tufts University. Department of English.
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