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American familiar verse, vers de société

  • 308 Pages
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  • English
Longmans, Green, and co. , New York, London [etc.]
American poetry, Society
Statemented., with an introduction by Brander Matthews
SeriesThe wampum library of American literature
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 308 p.
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Open LibraryOL14419126M
LC Control Number04024485

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Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. American familiar verse, vers de société by Matthews, Brander, Publication date Topics American poetry -- Collections, Society versePages: Of the writers of vers de société in France, J.-B. Rousseau had the most poetical faculty; he was, in fact, a poet, and he wrote a Billet à Chaulieu which is a gem of delicate and playful charm.

But, as a rule, the efforts of the French versifiers in American familiar verse petits genres were not of much poetic value. The delightful form of poetry which we call by a French name, vers de société, (although it has flourished more abundantly in English literature than in French) and which: Mr.

Austin Dobson, one of its supreme masters, prefers to call by Cowper’s term, “familiar verse,” may be accepted as the metrical equivalent of the prose essay as.

VERS DE SOCIÉTÉ, a term for social or familiar poetry, which was originally borrowed from the French, and has now come to rank as an English expression (see Fennell, The Stamford Dictionary of Anglicised Words).

The use of the phrase as an English one is first met with at the opening of the 19th century. Page - Three whole chapters have been added to the work by the American editor— one on the sonnet, one on the rondeau and the ballade, and a third on other fixed forms of verse ; while he has dealt freely with the English author's text, making occasional alterations, frequent insertions, and revising the dictionary of rhymes.

"Its chapters relate to matters of which the vast majority of. Vers de Societe synonyms, Vers de Societe pronunciation, Vers de Societe translation, English dictionary definition of Vers de Societe. n light, witty, and polished verse To collect and write about light verse or vers de societe was to discover likenesses between select periods--and between national cultures--that were especially conducive.

The poem is “This Be the Verse,” and its author, Philip Larkin (), is back in the news, thanks to a radical revision of his Collected the time of his death, Larkin, a grumpy.

The Ten Commandments - And God spoke all these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a. Philip Larkin was born in Coventry, England in He earned his BA from St.

John’s College, Oxford, where he befriended novelist and poet Kingsley Amis and finished with First Class Honors in English. After graduating, Larkin undertook professional studies to become a librarian.

He worked in libraries his entire life, first in Shropshire and Leicester, and then at Queen’s College in. A Vers de Société Anthology () A Nonsense Anthology () Such Nonsense!: An Anthology () (different than A Nonsense Anthology) The Book of Humorous Verse () The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year (, ).

VERS LIBRE: See discussion under free verse. VERS DE SOCIÉTÉ: Light verse that compliments another or touches on the manners and morals of its time-period.

The verse is often intended for public performance, and it is typically thought. Seem far too familiar. Get stewed: Books are a load of crap. Vers De Société. 1 3. Mr Bleaney. 3 4. Next, Please. 4 4. To My Wife. 3 3. Wedding Wind. 1 2. Träumerei. This Be The Verse.

73 A Study Of Reading Habits. 17 High Windows. 8 Talking In Bed. 4 At Grass.

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5 5. Profanity: Our optional filter replaced. Throughout human history, there have been a number of pandemics. The most devastating pandemic was the plague known as the Black Death, which killed about million people in the 14th century, (Philipkoski ) and the flu pandemic (Spanish.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan (). 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.

The sixteen omitted verses (1) Matthew KJV: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Reason: The verse closely resembles Markbut it is lacking in Matthew in א (original handwriting), B, θ, some Italic & Syriac & Coptic & Ethiopic is, however, found in this place in some Greek mss not quite so ancient – C, D, K, L – as well as some other mss.

verse - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums. All Free. This book currently has no description. Feel free to open a pull request to add one. Other Ways to Read This Book. A left-hand page of a book or the reverse side of a leaf, as opposed to the recto.

The back of a coin or medal. American Heritage® Versa - definition of Versa by The Free Dictionary. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Vers de société; vers libre; vers libre; vers libre; Versa; Versa clip.

Versed definition, experienced; practiced; skilled; learned (usually followed by in): She was well versed in Greek and Latin. See more. 15 And while it remains difficult to specify the extent to which Loy and the poets of Others impelled him in a new direction, the publication of “Moeurs contemporaines” in made it clear that Pound was trying to supplement the often coy refinements of his imagist verse with a lighter, more ironic vers de société.

I n Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love, a year-old Oscar Wilde is smoking a cigarette, drinking brandy, and reading aloud of a young man’s suicide in a poem he doesn’t much care him stands the poet, A.E.

Housman, now forced to defend one of the more morbid pieces of verse in his collection A Shropshire Lad on the grounds of verisimilitude. vers libre: see free verse free verse, term loosely used for rhymed or unrhymed verse made free of conventional and traditional limitations and restrictions in regard to metrical structure.

Cadence, especially that of common speech, is often substituted for regular. All of Philip Larkin Poems. Philip Larkin Poetry Collection from Famous Poets and Poems. I love that poem deeply and unequivocally, and I’ve always admired Yvor Winters’s take on it, as adopting the music of W.

Praed’s vers de société for tragic ends. (In fact, more successfully than Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, the poem uses the conventions of Greek tragedy to elevate its subject to devastating dramatic.

The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse. poems from authors span the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Oxford Book of Ballads. works from the epic ballads of the Middle Ages to familiar lyrics.

Braithwaite, William Stanley, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. The Book of Restoration Verse. The Book of Georgian Verse.

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Scott Joplin. Ragtime music was a creation of composer Scott Joplin, the son of a former slave, who attempted to combine high and low, European and African-American. These ‘Metres by E.’ composed a collection of soft and marvellously musical rhymes, of a nature known as the vers de societe.

The Hand of Ethelberta. The gayest of the group is Sir John Suckling, the writer of what should be called vers de société, a more careless but more fanciful Prior. Introduction. Vers De Societe Larkin and ‘Veronica,’ a wicker rabbit, in The Society of Authors as the Literary Reprentative of the Estate of Philip Larkin.

The Poetry of Drouth By Edmund Wilson, Jr. M r T.S. Eliot's first meagre volume of twenty-four poems was dropped into the waters of contemporary verse without stirring more than a few ripples.

But when two or three years had passed, it was found to stain the whole sea. Or, to change the metaphor a little, it became evident that Mr Eliot had fished a murex up. metrical writing distinguished from poetry because of its inferior quality: a writer of verse, not poetry.

a particular type of metrical composition: elegiac verse. the collective poetry of an author, period, nation, etc.: Miltonian verse; American verse. one of the short conventional divisions of a chapter of the Bible.

The Bible was the most accessible and influential book in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America. George Washington, like most gentlemen of his time and social standing, was acquainted with it, specifically the King James Bible, and he liberally seasoned his discourse with biblical phrases and gton’s papers contain hundreds of biblical quotations, figures of speech.Henry Kitchell Webster was an American author who lived in Evanston, Illinois.

He wrote novels and short stories on themes ranging from mystery to family drama to science fiction. He first achieved moderate recognition in when he co-wrote The Short Line War with fellow Illinois author Samuel Merwin, with whom he later collaborated to write 3/5(1).vers definition: abbreviationversed sine Another fragment called L'Invention sums Chenier's Ars Poetica in the verse "Sur des pensers nouveaux, faisons des vers antiques."; After his elevation to the bishopric he ceased to produce the light verse in which he excelled, though his scruples did not prevent him from preparing a new edition of his Recueil de quelques vers amoureux () in