Line Endings in Renaissance Poetry

Stephen Guy-Bray

London: Anthem Press


This book looks at how Renaissance poets ended their poetic lines. It considers a range of strategies and argues that line endings are crucial to our understanding of the poems. It begins with an introduction summarizing the work that has already been done in this area and demonstrating the author’s own method. While many of the devices the book highlights have been discussed before and while there has been some scholarship on the poetic line as a unit, how lines end has not received much critical attention, and particularly not in the critical work on Renaissance poetry.

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Stephen Guy-Bray

Stephen Guy-Bray specializes in Renaissance poetry, queer theory, and poetics. His recent monograph, Shakespeare and Queer Representation was published in 2020.

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