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.
Richard Danson Brown is Senior Lecturer in English at The Open University J.B. Lethbridge is Lecturer in English at Tubingen University
Part I: Critical studies 1. 'Charmed with inchaunted rimes': an introduction to the Faerie Queene rhymes concordance - Richard Danson Brown 2. The bondage of rhyme in The Faerie Queene: moderate 'this ornament of rhyme' - J.B. Lethbridge Part II: The concordance of rhymes Part III: Ancillary lists Index Bibliography
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