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Concordance to the Rhymes CB (Manchester Spenser)

Concordance to the Rhymes CB (Manchester Spenser)

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Publication Date: September 30th, 2014
Manchester University Press
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This book is the first ever concordance to the rhymes of Spenser's epic. It gives the reader unparalleled access to the formal nuts and bolts of this massive poem: the rhymes which he used to structure its intricate stanzas.

As well as the main concordance to the rhymes, the volume features a wealth of ancillary materials, which will be of value to both professional Spenserians and students, including distribution lists and an alphabetical listing of all the words in The Faerie Queene. The volume breaks new ground by including two studies by Richard Danson Brown and J. B. Lethbridge, so that the reader is given provocative analyses alongside the raw data about Spenser as a rhymer. Brown considers the reception of rhyme, theoretical models and how Spenser's rhymes may be reading for meaning. Lethbridge in contrast discusses the formulaic and rhetorical character of the rhymes.

About the Author

Richard Danson Brown is Senior Lecturer in English at The Open University J.B. Lethbridge is Lecturer in English at Tübingen University