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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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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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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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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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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

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C. Bernstein

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

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

Accent

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C. O. Hartman

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

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In Eng., accent is the auditory prominence perceived in one syllable as compared with others in its vicinity. Accent and

Accentual-Syllabic Verse

Accentual-Syllabic Verse   Reference library

C. O. Hartman

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

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In Eng. poetry that is not written in *free verse, the most common and traditional metrical system is

Accentual Verse

Accentual Verse   Reference library

T.V.F. Brogan and C. O. Hartman

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

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Verse organized by count of stresses, not by count of *syllables. Many prosodists of the 18th, 19th, and

Acephalous

Acephalous   Reference library

T.V.F. Brogan

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

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A term used for lines of verse that are missing an initial syllable (Ger. fehlende Auftakt, suppression of the

Achebe, Chinua

Achebe, Chinua (1930–2013)   Reference library

James Booth

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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One of the foremost literary figures in Africa, Achebe was born in Ogidi, in rural Eastern Nigeria, where, alongside his

Achebe, Chinua

Achebe, Chinua (1930–2013)   Quick reference

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

Things Fall Apart (1958) Fiction No Longer at Ease (1960) Fiction The Sacrificial Egg, and Other

Acker, Kathy

Acker, Kathy (1948–1997)   Quick reference

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

The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula (1975) Fiction The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec by Henri Toulouse

Ackerley, J. R.

Ackerley, J. R. (1896–1967)   Quick reference

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

The Prisoners of War (1925) Drama Hindoo Holiday (1932) Non-Fiction My Dog Tulip (1956)

Ackerman, Diane

Ackerman, Diane (1948–)   Reference library

Emily Grosholz

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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Born in Illinois, and received her doctorate from Cornell University in 1978; she writes regularly for The New York Times

Ackland, Rodney

Ackland, Rodney (1908–1991)   Quick reference

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

Dance With No Music (1930) Drama Improper People (1930) Drama Strange Orchestra (1932) Drama

Ackroyd, Peter

Ackroyd, Peter (1949– )   Quick reference

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

London Lickpenny (1973) Poetry Notes for a New Culture (1976) Non-Fiction Country Life (1978)

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