Rhyme's Challenge : Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture Hardback
by David Caplan
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 colorfullychronicles 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 03/04/2014
- Category: Rap & Hip-Hop
- ISBN: 9780195337129
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