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Abecedarius

Abecedarius   Reference library

T.V.F. Brogan and D. A. Colón

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017

An alphabetic *acrostic, a poem in which each line or stanza begins with a successive letter of the

Abercrombie, Lascelles

Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938)   Reference library

Neil Powell

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

Born just outside Manchester, at Ashton upon Mersey, Abercrombie was educated at Malvern College and at Victoria (later Manchester) University.

Abercrombie, Lascelles

Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

Interludes and Poems (1908) Poetry Emblems of Love (1912) Poetry Thomas Hardy (1912) Non-Fiction

Abish, Walter

Abish, Walter (1931– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

Duel Site (1970) Poetry Alphabetical Africa (1974) Fiction Minds Meet (1975) Fiction Short Stories

Abrahams, Lionel

Abrahams, Lionel (1928–2004)   Reference library

Jeremy Noel-Tod

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

Born in Johannesburg, he studied at Wits University. As a child, he was taught by the short-story writer Herman Charles

Abrahams, Peter

Abrahams, Peter (1919–2017)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

Song of the City (1943) Fiction Mine Boy (1946) Fiction Path of Thunder (1948)

Abse, Dannie

Abse, Dannie (1923–)   Reference library

Michael O'Neill

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

Abse is from a Jewish background, is Welsh, and a doctor: biographical facts which feature in his poems. He has

Abse, Dannie [Daniel]

Abse, Dannie [Daniel] (1923–2014)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

After Every Green Thing (1949) Poetry Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve (1954) Fiction Fire in

Absorption

Absorption   Reference library

C. Bernstein

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017

A term for the process of a reader’s deep engagement with a poem, marked by a lack of self-consciousness about

Accent

Accent   Reference library

C. O. Hartman

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017
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Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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In Eng., accent is the auditory prominence perceived in one syllable as compared with others in its vicinity. Accent and

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