Rhyme's Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture

David Caplan

Anno: 2014
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 192 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 209 x 141 mm
Peso: 232 gr.
  • EAN: 9780195337136
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Rhyme's Challenge offers a concise, pithy primer to hip-hop poetics while presenting a spirited defense of rhyme in contemporary American poetry. David Caplan's stylish study examines hip-hop's central but supposedly outmoded verbal technique: rhyme. At a time when print-based poets generally dismiss formal rhyme as old-fashioned and bookish, hip-hop artists deftly deploy it as a way to capture the contemporary moment. Rhyme accommodates and colorfully chronicles the most conspicuous conditions and symbols of contemporary society: its products, technologies, and personalities. Ranging from Shakespeare and Wordsworth to Eminem and Jay-Z, David Caplan's study demonstrates the continuing relevance of rhyme to poetry-and everyday life.