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Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

by Joseph Powell and Mark Halperin

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Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

Grades 9 – 12
Type Book
Pages 167
Published May 2004
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.

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Powell, Joseph, and Mark Halperin. 2004. Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry. Urbana, IL: NCTE.


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