Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 February 2014

192 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195337136

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Rhyme's Challenge

Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture

David Caplan

  • Makes a spirited argument for hip-hop as an important form of contemporary American poetry
  • Discusses hip-hop artists such as Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye West alongside canonical poets like Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Auden
  • Penned in an accessible style that will appeal to general readers and students interested in hip hop and/or contemporary poetry
  • Offers an overview of three prominent rhymes favored by hip hop artists: doggerel, insult, and seduction