Table of Contents for Rhyme's Reason : A Guide to English Verse


Preface to the Third Edition ix
Introduction 1(2)
Schemes
3(1)
Verse Systems
4(1)
Accentual-Syllabic Verse
5(6)
The pentameter line and others
5(6)
Versification
11(10)
monostich
11(1)
blank verse
12(1)
fourteeners
13(1)
rhyming
14(1)
couplets
15(1)
tercets
16(1)
quatrains
16(1)
other stanzaic forms
17(2)
kinds of sonnet
19(2)
Accentual Meters
21(2)
Old English
22(1)
sprung rhythm
22(1)
skeltonics
22(1)
Pure Syllabic Verse
23(3)
haiku
24(1)
cinquain
25(1)
Free Verse
26(4)
Aberrant Forms
30(3)
antiverse
30(1)
pattern-poem
31(1)
concrete poem
32(1)
Ode Forms
33(1)
Quantitative Verse
34(1)
Classical Meters and Their Adaptations
35(2)
elegiacs
36(1)
alcaics
36(1)
hendecasyllabics
36(1)
acrostics
37(1)
echo verse
37(1)
Repetitive Structures
37(9)
carol and refrain
37(3)
villanelle
40(1)
sestina
40(2)
ballade
42(1)
rondeau
43(1)
triolet
43(1)
pantoum
43(1)
blues and thirty-two bar standard song
44(2)
Comical Schemes
46(2)
limerick
46(1)
clerihew
46(1)
double-dactyl
47(1)
Rhetorical Schemes
48(2)
epic simile
48(1)
zeugma
48(1)
anacoluthon
48(1)
apostrophe
48(1)
anaphora
48(1)
homoeoteleuton
48(1)
chiasmus
49(1)
Variation and Mimesis
50(4)
imitative form
52(1)
representative versification
53(1)
More on Rhyming
54(6)
anomalous rhyming
55(1)
laisses
56(1)
line indentation
57(2)
blank-verse sonnet
59(1)
Uncommon Schemes
60(11)
unequal couplet
60(1)
Pushkin's stanza
60(1)
canzone
61(3)
rondel and roundel
64(1)
rondeau redouble
65(1)
accentual hexameters
66(1)
ad hoc rhythms
66(1)
Leonine Rhyme
67(1)
rhopalics
67(1)
tanka
68(1)
pantun
68(1)
ghazals
68(2)
luc-bat
70(1)
Appendix 71(16)
Patterns in Practice 87(50)
Suggestions for Further Reading 137(2)
Index 139