For Better For Verse:

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Adams, Stephen. Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech (1997)

Attridge, Derek. Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction (1995)

Baker, David, ed. Meter in English: A Critical Engagement (1996)

Baker, Nicholson. The Anthologist (2009)

Booth, Mark. The Experience of Songs (1981)

Caplan, David. Poetic Form: An Introduction (2007)

Empson, William. Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930; rev. edn 1947)

Finch, Annie. The Ghost of Meter (1993)

Forrest-Thomson, Veronica. Poetic Artifice (1978)

Fussell, Paul. Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965)

Gross, Harvey. Sound and Form in Modern Poetry (1964)

Hartman, Charles O. Free Verse: An Essay on Prosody (1980)

Hobsbaum, Philip. Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form (1996)

Hollander, John. Rhyme’s Reason: A Guide to English Verse (1981; rev. edn 1989)

Kirby-Smith, H. T. The Origins of Free Verse (1996)

Lanier, Sidney. The Science of English Verse (1880)

Perrine, Laurence. Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry (1956, rev. 12th edn 2007)

Saintsbury, George. A History of English Prosody (1906)

Steele, Timothy. Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt against Meter (1990)